The Cozy Portraits series by Kristin Skees includes photos that are about everyday relationships. They visualize in a fun way how important, essential, comforting and loving connections can sometimes become suffocating. All sorts of relationships are being examined in these staged life scenes, and with the help of knitted, skin-tight, colorful wraps, the contrasting feelings are underlined.
The titles speak for themselves: 'Wedding Cozies,' 'Husband Cozies' and 'Mom and Dad' all explore the claustrophobia of family relationships. Kirsten Skees goes further and smartly underlines that you can feel comfortably tight in your job, as seen in 'Bill the Librarian,' or bound but safe with your weight loss obsessions, as depicted in 'Julie.'
Ultimately, Kristin Skees' work gives the audience a realistic look at society.