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emf
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I thought that was really interesting Brownie. With the family portraits, the images are quite nice individually but the whole thing works best when viewed as a series; they’re like movie stills – but the ‘movie’ is their lives. It’s interesting to see how they grow and change through the years and I like the tender moments, like of the couple dancing in their house. Are the scenes set up or are they real?

It reminds me of Eggleston’s portraits – of seemingly not very much, just these quiet,  little transient moments of family life that are easy to miss but can be quite beautiful. And to an extent Richard Billingham too, but rather less dysfunctional!