Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The holiday portrait
Ok. I'll just say it outright. Posting this was not my idea. Actually neither was posing for the portrait. But with decor like this (creme carpet, beige curtains, hanging light fixture and the 70s armchair) how could we not give it a shot? Taking it ourselves with the timer was like a family project. The blinking light, striking a pose, waiting for the machine to do its job, SNAP, reviewing the photos together. Taking these reminded me how much I love the genre of the family portrait. Is it because they throw up so many questions? Is it curiosity about physical likeness? Their inherent formality? I like them for all of these reasons and because just beyond that curtain is the sea and one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. You can't see it but I think that it's in there. I mean what are they all doing barefoot? They are at the beach.