Retratos de familia construídos // Constructed family portraits (by Jamie Diamond)

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Completos extraños se reúnen para retratos de familia.

¿Conoces esas tomas de grupo de familia cursi que tus padres sacan cada vez que presentas a un nuevo amigo? ¿Y si en lugar de estar posando de forma incómoda con la gente más cercana, tus brazos se posaran en los hombros de un completo extraño? La creación de esa experiencia surrealista es exactamente lo que el fotógrafo de NYC Jamie Diamond hizo por una serie llamada “Retratos de familia construidos”. Buscando extraños en público a través de Craigslist, el artista reunió personas en habitaciones de hotel para componer de forma extraña la postal de “foto perfecta” que nadie hubiera tenido nunca.

Según declaración de Diamond:
“Estoy interesado en el cambio de paradigma de la estructura tradicional de la familia y en la paradoja de lo familiar. Los retratos son de personas reales que son ellos mismos en un contexto totalmente nuevo; ellos intuitivamente siguen las reglas del género y el grupo que forman para la cámara les adscribe una identidad. Estoy constantemente cuestionando la narrativa pasado y el presente , la fija y la imagen en movimiento, y el espacio entre la experiencia auténtica y artificio.”

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Complete strangers meet up for family portraits.

You know those cheesy group family shots that your parents pull out anytime you introduce them to a new friend?. What if rather than uncomfortably posing with the people you’re closest to, your arms rested on the shoulders of a complete stranger? Creating that surreal experience is exactly what NYC based photographer Jamie Diamond did for a series called “Constructed Family Portraits”. Seeking out strangers in public and via Craigslist, the artist met people in hotel rooms to awkwardly compose the “picture perfect” holiday card that nobody would ever have.

According to Diamond’s artist statement:
“I am interested in the shifting paradigm of the traditional family structure and in the paradox of the familiar. The portraits are of actual people being themselves in an entirely new context; they intuitively follow the rules of the genre and the group they form for the camera ascribes them an identity. I am constantly questioning the past and present narrative, the still and moving image, and the space between authentic experience and artifice.”

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(via: http://www.visualnews.com/2013/06/25/complete-strangers-meet-up-for-family-portraits/)

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