Mom decided to become the center of family photos
The mother of two children, Susan Kopich, after seeing old family photographs, noticed that in many of them she remained in the shadows. In order to remedy this situation, a woman with a rather strange sense of humor created her own photo project “Family Happiness”, where in the photos she plays herself — mother and wife.
Dad's already done
Things went very well for Susan Copic: she got a job as a commercial actress, studied photography and lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters. But when her agent terminated the contract with her, the rest of the things seemed to her simply insignificant. Her marriage "no longer felt brilliant," her children seemed to have grown up overnight, and she felt like an "inappropriate middle-aged woman."
All just me
Before creating her photo project, Susan Kopich studied the work of conceptual photographer Cindy Sherman and the influence of his school is clearly seen in her subsequent works.Susan Copic, like Sherman, turns the lens on herself and tries on various costumes.
This is my table where I go about my business
Unlike Sherman, other people are present in the work of Susan Kopich - mostly members of her family: her daughter appears in almost every image. “I saw them grow during filming. But it's hard to get kids motivated while shooting, ”said Susan.
Thank you for your congratulations
As if in despair of imminent violence, photos of Susan Kopich may seem bleak. But Susan emphasizes that humor is important for her work, as it provides an opportunity for the audience to understand the deeper themes of her work. Susan Kopich hopes that the audience will not accept her work for pure fiction.
“Every image I create is a true reflection of me. I think this is the work I can truly be proud of, ”said Susan Kopich.