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We know there are people like this out in the world. But most of us are rarely, if ever, this close and this intimate in the way that photographer Jocelyn Baine Hogg is. He knows the members of this family, and they trust him and talk to him. They brag and express their worries and concerns. They let him in, and through his pictures, he lets us inside, too.
If Weegee could have gotten this close inside, his pictures may have looked a lot like these.
In between the large, lush full-page photos are some stunningly honest and arrogant quotes from conversations with these real-life characters:
“Anyone who’s been on the receiving end of us has truly and honestly one hundred percent deserved it. We’re not bullies, we’re not fucking maniacs.” – Warren
“This family? It means to me to walk amongst men and to know that I’m a man.” – Alan
“My Mum was a very strong woman, she was the lynchpin, as all mums are… She instilled values… We stick together, we help one another. That’s what families are.” – Lorraine
The swagger and bravado and indiscretion are all here, but you sense that absolutely none of it is artificial, none of it staged for our appreciation.
— Jim Casper
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