Molly Matalon has been photographing her mother. Taken mostly where her mother resides, around South Florida in the United States, Matalon’s “Mom” combines snapshots, portraits and still life images from situations that make up her mother as a person.
Matalon’s depiction of her mother might seem severe at first. Matalon’s interested in her mother’s pursuit for physical self improvements. From exercises, diets, to minor facelifts, Matalon documents her mother’s attempts and process. Without resorting to easy, exploitative conventions, Matalon implements an aesthetic and a point of view that is warm, just like the muggy South Florida sun.