Artist buys imitation family to satirize conformity

Artist buys imitation family to satirize conformity

June 16, 2014 – Denver, Colorado, USA: American Conceptual Photographer, Suzanne Heintz, shoots her own wedding photo on the altar with her imitation husband during a satirical renewal of the vows ceremony and art event. Part of her 14 year self-portrait photo series, LIFE ONCE REMOVED, in which Heintz satirizes the image of a “Perfect Life.” She uses humor to comment on mid-20th Century societal expectations still present for women of a “Certain Age” to marry and have children. She recreates all aspects of family life with her store bought husband and daughter, featuring them in scenes of blissful domestic life in and outside of the home, traditional holidays, and idyllic family vacations. (Suzanne Heintz / Polaris)