The title of the project is called ‘Benefit Baby’. I wanted to convey the message that for a single mum to provide for her family and put a roof over her children’s heads is a hard balance to maintain.
By asking them to stand for a portrait and having no interference with the ordering of the subject, the power is then handed to the mother, as she command’s her children into some sort of structure.
Family portraiture fascinates me. It raises questions in to how a family portrait actually portrays the family itself. For instance, observing how a mother arranges her children.