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Photography Study: The Family — Zed Nelson

I came across this interesting long-term photography study by Zed Nelson documenting a family each year over a twenty-one year period using the same lighting and backdrop.  It is fascinating to me to see all of the changes in this family over the years.  I really like the idea of keeping the background and lighting constant with the people inhabiting this space changing over time.  “There are no distractions,” Nelson says. “Only the miracle of growth and the changes of time and age.”

A screenshot of an image by Zed Nelson is below, but you can view the entire project here.  This is a very neat idea, and I found the images very moving illustrating the changes of the family throughout the years.


Zed Nelson

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