Thicker Than Water

In his book-in-progress, Thicker Than Water, Blau explores two major relationships through a set of individual portraits and a series of domestic scenes. In these photographs, he looks at both the ordinary and the extraordinary aspects of family life. Love, ambivalence, and pleasure; dailiness, conflict, and drama; the birth and growth of children, the death of a marriage: all this unfolds in his photographs as he negotiates the complicated terrain of feeling in family life.

 

VASA Project profile on Thicker Than Water and the work of Dick Blau

 

Interview in Timemachine Magazine Issue 4: Domesticated

Discussion: New Wisconsin Photography

 

Discussion: “Talking Pictures” in Frame/Work