June 5, 2013

Wednesday Whim - Family Portraits

 all images via Camilla Catrambone via Behance via Petapixel     (above: Nanny Renata)

We all have family portraits, awkward or not. How we interpret them reveal a lot about that person's personality. We can see how stylish, how funny, how dorky or how serious the person has always been. But Italy-based photographer, Camilla Catrambone, has a unique series revealing her family.

In her appropriately titled series, Portraits Of My Family, instead of photographing the faces of her family, she captures their belongings. There's a nostalgic and sentimental feeling conveyed through the photos that could not have been captured had she taken a typical portrait. Despite not seeing the person, we can imagine who the person is. Based on the food photos, we can see her grandmother and mom as being quite the foodies in her family and based on the tools we can understand her grandpa liked working with his hands and probably various projects throughout their home.

There's so much history and family traditions that can be seen in this series that I just adore. 
Even though these items don't belong to anyone in my family, I can relate to each item. It's the sense of relationship that I feel attached to in these photos.

What do you think?

(Grandma Ilva)


Mother 2 

 Grandma Ilva

 Grandpa Antonio

Grandpa Mario


  1. oh wow these are absolutely incredible. so much texture and warmth in these photos, and such a beautiful personal idea.


  2. I really enjoy your Wednesday whims!

  3. Me he quedado impresionado, no pueden ser mas lindas esas fotos... muy profesionales y geniales.
    Besos, Germán


  4. These photos are amazing! I love how each one tells such a beautiful story about each person!

  5. This is so creative! I love that she used their items and it just reveals more about the person than a simple photo ever would :)

    Trendy Teal

  6. Omg this is SO cool and different. I love it.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. That's a really cool concept Nancy! Love these pics.

  8. These photos are truly gorgeous that salami makes me hungry. xx. McKenna Lou

  9. What a cool idea. Beautiful images. You can easily picture the type of person the items belong to.

  10. Love these! :)


  11. This photo series is so sweet - love this idea!

  12. Such a cool idea, I love the composition of these photos!

  13. These images are so cool and vintage. These are indeed great souvenirs. I like all of these and the idea of collecting these photos is great.



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