Don't miss the latest stories
Creative Mom Stages Her Own Family Photos To Free Her Inner, Darker Self
By Valerie Chang, 10 Nov 2014
Happy Days, 2012
Ever wondered if mothers have a different side—an inner, darker self—to their usual cheery front?
New York-based Susan Copich aims to give you a glimpse of that with her photo project, titled ‘Domestic Bliss’.
“If you’ve met me, I have a very seemingly sunny disposition, but I have a whole interior world where at different times I’ve felt depression and angst. For many years, I put it in a little ball, and I decided to just explore it this time. It’s been so fun to bring those feelings out and give them light,” the photographer told Slate.
In the photo series, inspired by conceptual photographer Cindy Sherman, Copich assumes a cathartic role, at times accompanied by her husband and two daughters.
Copich wrote in an email to Slate, “Each image I create is a true reflection of me—not necessarily the content, but the actual slow burn experience. I think this is what I am most proud of, that when people experience my work there is a layered reaction and journey and if you give it time all these layers of emotion and character and conflict are revealed and not just the rich underbelly stuff, but the initial reaction of laughter, shock and commercialism that first appear—it is all me.”
‘Domestic Bliss’ is currently on exhibition at Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th St, NYC until 29 November.
Spare the Rod, 2011
Sugar Rush, 2014
Mommy Time, 2013
Take 2, 2012
[via Slate, images via Susan Copich]
More related news
Also check out these recent news