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The family portraits that feature no people

Photographer Camilla Catrambone (opens in new tab)'s family photo album is an unusual one. Not a person in sight, the artist's family portraits are, instead, represented by objects her family members owned.

By carefully composing a selection of their personal possesions, the unique portraits depict a precious family moment. "If I look at the image of my grandpa, Mario, I can go back in time when we sat at his writing table and fully feel the mood of that moment," explains Catrambone.

A refreshing change to generic family photos, these brilliant shots touchingly reveal how Catrambone remembers her family, as well as exploring the interesting subject of what you can tell about a person from what they own. What possesions best describe you?

Grandma Ilva

Grandma Ilva

Nanny Renata

Nanny Renata

Mom

Mom

Grandpa Antonio

Grandpa Antonio

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