Mark Fitton paints an alternative family portrait

Family photos at their realest.

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Pictures with Janet

Pictures with Janet—a more honest person than this princess probably doesn’t exist. Mark Fitton, the 22-year old American photographer behind the series, originally hails from a small suburban town in Massachusetts, but currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

His practice explores familial relationships, using photography to dive beneath the surface of everyday associations. It’s all focused on engaging and collaborating with members of his own family.

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Altered Affairs

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Altered Affairs

Together, they reveal certain aspects of themselves to one another that we don’t normally see in the every day; secrets are told, clothes come off, hidden desires and fantasies subtly surface. They begin to transgress and break down the roles and hierarchies that are assumed within the unit also known as a family.

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www.markfitton.com

Depicted series: Pictures with Janet and Altered Affairs

Words by Maarten Heuver