Ron & Roger
The expression of love and commitment for gay people, is political. The prejudice of homosexual behavior is challenged in a new way by the un-extraordinary expression of a serious relationship illustrated as equal to the heterosexual. It is a subtle change to previously more confrontational messages in the fight for equality; it says “we are the same as you; our lives are as complicated and as mundane”.
Inspired by the new theory in 2001 that the‘Arnolfini Portrait’ by Jan Van Eyke, was a record of a clandestine marriage, the photographs echo the ‘ camera Obscura’ composition centering the couples within their living spaces, posed as if at the wedding altar surrounded by the contemporary objects representative of the era.