Keith & Craig
Recently I had the privilege of taking some portraits of my uncle Keith and his partner Craig. Keith is my dad John’s oldest brother, and there’s Ian in the middle. They grew up in Ryde, Sydney, in a fibro house that my grandparents built – and in which my Uncle Ian and his family still live today. My Grandfather, Robert Harvey Foulcher, passed away at the age of 39 – leaving my amazing Nan, Mavis Jean Foulcher, to bring up these three wonderful human beings. Keith got married and had a son, my cousin Tim. Then he got divorced, and has been with his partner Craig for 37 years. When I was taking photos for them in Sydney a few weeks ago, I asked them if the law changed in Australia if they’d consider getting married. They said they’d never really wanted to get married, but that if the law changes – who knows? Maybe? I don’t care if they do or don’t get married, but firmly believe they should have the choice. But what would be nice is an occasion for the whole family to get together and celebrate the profound, long-lasting love these two superb individuals share, with the same joy and acceptance that we have for all the heterosexual couples in our family. In the meantime, here’s a few of my favourite photos ever.