Nephews by Fryd Frydendahl

Nephews by Fryd Frydendahl is a book made up of images created over 10-11 years. As you can tell by the title they’re of the photographer’s nephews, the photographs began when her sister passed away, but were not just a way to help with the grief. She wanted them to be playful, and a lot of them involve props and didn’t want to show them crying or being vulnerable over their mother’s death, but strong as her mother and sister were. Instead, she wanted it to be about empowerment. The books also interesting because it’s made over such a long period of time you can see how the photographer has improved. Another aspect of her work which I found intriguing was that she never shows any aspects of time in her photographs, but mostly because she thinks it can be distracting.

As part of my research I found her work visually inspiring and shows different ways to take a portrait, but still, have them coherent.


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