Denver-based photographer and art director Suzanne Heintz was fed up with people asking her when she was going to get married. From her mother’s direct plea, “Just pick somebody!” to others’ woeful sighs of pity, Heintz lived half her life wondering where she had gone wrong. After years of struggling to politely answer the question, she decided to procure the house, husband, and offspring everyone so desperately felt was the pathway to happiness. Purchasing a pair of second-hand mannequins, Heintz set about playing house to achieve the American Dream. From a Parisian holiday to Christmas cards of wildly escalating happiness, Life Once Removedis a sharp, witty critique on the archaic expectations of domestic bliss and fulfillment.
I am also tired of all these questions:
- Do you have a significant other? - Are you married? - Do you have kids?
A rabbit, a symbol of Easter, pauses during Rabbit Steeple Chase at the Old Town Square’s Easter market in Prague, Czech Republic. Anyone who has ever tried to make a rabbit run an obstacle course knows this isn’t easy.