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Is this my best ever family portrait?


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Now, don’t get me wrong I do love all the shoots I’ve done with families, generally you can pull out 3 or 4 from each shoot to be added to my favourite shot list.

But this shoot was a little different. I was asked to be a part of the Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Project and unlike most of the other photographers who were involved I had 2 weeks, not 12 months to get a submission together. What is a contemporary Australian family? And how do I show it? I put the call out on Facebook and Bek answered offering up her family. I rang and the next morning at 6.30am I was on the front door step ready to document a typical Sunday morning. It was great when the kids woke up and discovered me, after some initial questions like “what are you doing here?” everything calmed down to normal and I just documented what happened.
This was shot 12 months ago and while I’ve been getting my new website together I had another look through the set and fell in love with the story.

What do you think?

Check out the slideshow at the end for the full set and let me know what you think about this style in the comments section.

I’m currently looking for some more families to document, or even couples who are in love. More specifically ones in inner-ish Melbourne (Thinkg circle from Yarraville to Northcote to Elsternwick) Priority at the moment is for a couple but up for hearing from anyone.

Please share this post with your friends, family, workmates and even wealthy aunts who are interested in a more real family portrait.

 

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  1. Love it Alan. I just love the story telling aspect. It’s real life, how it is at that very moment.


  2. Fantastic work my friend. It really captures the magic of family. Well done!

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