Artist buys immitation family to satirize conformity

Artist buys immitation family to satirize conformity

June 15, 2014 – Denver, Colorado, USA: American Conceptual Photographer, Suzanne Heintz, poses with her imitation husband for a mock renewal of the vows portrait as family and friends raise their glasses. 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. Next, she points her satirical lens at the process of Matrimony as she stages a “renewal of the vows” with her manufactured man for her upcoming documentary film, PLAYING HOUSE. (Suzanne Heintz / Polaris)