Emily Peacock
You, Me & Diane

You, Me & Diane is a series of photographs based on work from the seminal book Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph. I "recreated" Arbus' influential images using herself and her own family as the subject matter. Like Arbus, I am attracted to strangeness, and the poignancy of our shared human condition. But, whereas Arbus sought out the strange in many different scenarios, I always create photographs from within the familiar, people and places I know intimately. Most importantly, You, Me & Diane embodies my odd sense of humor as I take on the absurd task of recreating an already remarkable image.