Heaven and Hull
Colin Gray, 1990
'Heaven and Hull' shows Colin's parents as 'heavenly' and 'hellish'. Think about the costumes, lighting and colour scheme. Does this affect the way we understand the image? Do you think this a serious image? How does this image differ form the ways older people are often portrayed in the media?
Colin Gray, 1985
In this photograph, a man is standing on a platform by a boat in a dry dock boatyard. His arms are outstretched to a woman who is beneath him on the ground. What do you think this image is saying to us? Think about the location of this image, the age of the people in the photograph and their body language.
Hull Under Water
Colin Gray, 1991
This photograph shows Ron and Rene Gray in their living room. Rene is pretending to swim and Ron is wearing a snorkel. Identify all the clues that refer to the title 'Hull Under Water'. Make a list of these clues including objects, pictures, clothing and other props.
Over the Hill and Far Away
Colin Gray, 1994
What does the title 'Over The Hill and Far Away' refer to? Does it remind you of anything else? Does the title give more ideas to what is happening in the picture?
The Grate Outdoors
Colin Gray, 1993
In this photograph, two figures are in a domestic environment. The man is dressed in black and holds a brush for sweeping chimneys, whilst the woman is reclining on a sun-lounger. What do you think this photograph is saying to us? Think about the colour scheme and lighting as well the objects in the image. Are the man and woman equal in the image? Who appears to be more powerful?
Colin Gray, 1983
'The Sitters' show Rene and Ron in a domestic setting which could almost be a still from a movie. What do you think is happening in this picture? Is the child in the photograph their baby?