(Photo credit: Charles Rozier, Cindy)
Charles Rozier has sequenced the last 35 years of his life in photographs. What distinguishes his brand of situational portraiture are the meticulous edits of a revolving cast of family and familiars. It’s easy to imagine Rozier’s project as vignettes from a film, the moments spontaneous but lovingly interpreted.
Cindy’s wedding is part of a 35-year sequence of un-posed situational portraits of people around me, mostly of my family. This project has driven almost all my photography ever since, and it remains a work in progress. Though I can’t say just how it began, I do know that an early exposure in my teens to Cartier-Bresson and Arbus was life-changing.
The three series are roughly chronological and are grouped by their media. Although I feel all the photographs emerge from the same point of view. Each series does have a somewhat different character. The earlier monochrome images, like this one, are generally more documentary in style; the later series tend to be more static and formal.
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