Inspired by Roland Barthes and his theory on family resemblance in photography, I decided to look into my own family resemblance, focusing on the female line, in particular the mother’s line. I used the deadpan aesthetic to create cool and unemotional images. This aesthetic uses a straight-on camera angle with the sitter centralised, and is often referred to as ‘presenting evidence or specimens’. (Archive.boston.com. 2020.) I am presenting a female line to the viewer, titling each image with a phrase that has been said to each individual about their physical appearance, relating to family resemblance.