Parenting by Edward L. Rubin
© 2014 Edward L. Rubin
      Juror's Comment

      From Brian Cassey:

      "A powerful image that takes the viewer back to another time - but the issues inferred in the photograph are universal and contemporary - the fragility and unpredictability of family relationships and the tensions experienced. Seems to point to the inevitable changes in the parent/child relationship as the years progress. Very well captured and framed in an instant by the photographer in challenging conditions."

    • Title: Parenting
    • Artist: Edward L. Rubin
    • From: Los Angeles, CA USA

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    Artist Statement

    "I was the art director on the FX Channel series AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Season 2, and I took this shot during one of our night shoots on a dark country road. The actors were waiting in the car, which was about to take off, and I ran up to it and snapped this image. It was incredibly lucky, because the body language and look on their faces at that moment really capture a universal family power dynamic; and a miracle, too, because it was actually in focus."