Colin Gray uses the camera to document his family life. They are narratives of intimate life, but they are more than just family snaps because of the way they are shot. The way they are framed is intentional and so is the blur. What makes these images art photography is the emotional flipside of snapshots. The scenarios are emotional non-events, not birthday or rites of passage. In his ongoing series he documents the relationships and roles of his family after his mother has a stroke. It shows an alteration in routine: an increase in doctor visits and attending church. So, Gray uses photography as a way of communicating his intimate experiences.
Untitled, 2002. From the series In Sickness and in Health
From the series The Parents