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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Au gré de mes déambulations sur la toile, j'ai parfois des moments intenses de bonheur. A la lecture de très belles plumes. A l'observation de photos saisissantes. A la découvertes de certaines histoires singulières.
Je viens de trouver par rétroclicks succesifs ce site, Alison on the Behance Network, et ce travail du photographe Jack Radcliffe est époustouflant: c'est le récit d'une vie, en images, celle de sa fille, d'enfant à femme, intimiste.
Un pur portrait. Un portrait pur.
Bref, j'adore. C'est ici.
"When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison's growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends.
This affected my photography in a profound way. Rather than the isolated subjects of my earlier work, I became interested in the strength of relationships, oftentimes using personal environments to amplify those conditions.
My photographs of Alison, because of the nature of our relationship, are very much a father-daughter collaboration-Alison permitting me access to private moments of our life, which might, under different circumstances, be off-limits to a parent. The camera, early in her life, became part of our relationship, necessitating in me an acceptance, a quietness. We've never had long photographic sessions, but rather moments alone or with friends.

The significance of these pictures emerges in retrospect. I realize as I look at them, that I created a visual life story of Alison, capturing moments in her metamorphosis from infant to woman-her relationships with friends, her rebellion, and underlying it all, her relationship with me, a constant throughout her life. I wanted to photograph her in all her extremes, and to be part of these times in her life without judging or censoring. Only in this way would I have a true portrait of Alison."
posted by Amine at 10:59 PM |


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