Pay a visit to photographer Jamie Diamond‘s website, and you’ll find that one of her projects is a series of family portraits. The images look like standard family portraits: the members are posed in different places and positions, there are older members and younger members; everyone’s dressed nicely, everyone’s smiling.
Look a little closer though, and you might notice that certain things are a bit strange… or should we say “stranger”?
For the past decade, photographer Douglas Adesko has been creating a photo series that is half photography, half anthropological study. His series Family Meal captures families of all types, cultures and sizes sitting together and enjoying a meal. Read more…
If families always listened when photographers say, “look natural”, this is what nearly every Christmas card would look like. Clever.
(via HuffPo via Gizmodo)
Jill Gillen has a fun photo craft idea for customizing any clear hand sanitizer bottles you have sitting around the house: add photographs of trapped family members! She writes,
I took their photos, cut them out and glue onto white paper. Then photo copy onto transparency paper (Kinkos for less than a dollar), then cut out image and roll it up so that it can fit into the top of a soap bottle. Make sure you have clear soap or sanitizer. Done!
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Image credits: Photograph by Jill Gillen
“Genetic Portraits” is a series by Canadian photographer Ulric Collette in which he blends the portraits of two members of the same family into a single face. It’s interesting to see the similarities and differences among people who share DNA — especially when there’s identical twins.
If you’re in need of a creative idea for a portrait of your family, check out this one by Flickr user Tu Do — it’s like the “Inception” of family portraits.
I’ve seen a few of “endless” portraits but generally they’re of the same person, which is pretty boring. So I thought of doing a family portrait haha. If you can’t figure it out it’s my dad, followed by my mom, then me, and finally my little brother; repeat. All shot at f/3.5 with an sb-600 bounced at 1/8th power. [#]
This would also be a neat idea for family members across generations (e.g. grandfather, father, son, etc…).
Image credit: Day 32/365 by Tu Do Photo and used with permission