Tim Roda – The Butcher’s Block
Kodoji Press – 2012
Tim Roda’s black and white family portraits mirror his childhood memories and family traditions as a place of individual and social myth building. He photographs himself, his wife and his four sons in carefully prepared, symbolically loaded settings, which he constructs in his studio. Specific to each image the settings are made from simple materials such as wood, clay, plaster, paper and everyday objects. The photographs are like fragments of a narrative in which the familiar mingles with the foreign, the known with the sinister.