This series comes from Vikki Scott who uses herself as a subject to explore themes related to family and memory. The use of yourself as a subject to explore a particular theme is not uncommon and has been used widely in contemporary photography.
At some point, every budding photographer delving into the rich history of photography will come across the work of Cindy Sherman. Who alone, has two images in the top ten most valuable photographs. Vikki Scotts work however, seems to sit closer to the self portraits of Gillian Wearing.
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“This body of work approaches the physical aspects of the family photograph, but incorporates the sense of loss and betrayal that has happened within the family.”
As we grow, our perception of past events can change and be seen in a new light, the light of an adult view. Vikki Scott draws upon memories from her childhood that changed as she entered into adolescence and uses them as subject matter for her self portraits.
Vikki uses this quote from the playwrite George Bernard Shaw to playful articulate her inspiration for this series,
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance." -George Bernard Shaw