After a few clicks and frames, I feel like I know this family already.
That's the beauty of classic and minimalistic black and white family pictures. There are no buntings, props, designer wear or accessories to distract viewers from observing what that matters. We are forced, instead, to confront the realities of marriage, ageing and parenthood by looking at the creased lines on the parents' faces, by interpreting the visual cues the husband and wife give each other, and of course by appreciating childhood innocence and joy on the young one's countenance. We can know something about their personalities and chemistry, and all thanks to a few clicks and frames.