PHOTO EAST FESTIVAL

Photography: Zed Nelson - The Family Series | Printing and scanning by Touch Digital

24 May - 25 Jun 2016. Waterfront gallery, UCS, Ipswich.

Zed Nelson has been photographing the same family for a quarter of a century. The inspiration for the project came when ”the wife of a friend was nine months pregnant, and I had an idea – based on time-lapse photography – to photograph them together, on the same day every year, forever. I planned the shoots in a formal, almost scientific way. Every year, at the same time, against the same backdrop, under the same lighting. This way there are no distractions, only the miracle of growth and the changes of time and age.”