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It is possible this sense of intimacy arose out of the close relationship between the subject of ffrench’s photograph and the woman behind the camera lens herself. ffrench primarily only photographed those whom she knew personally, with her work from the early 90s in particular providing a small portrait of Dunedin’s intellectual and artistic circles. Popular subjects included friends Julia Morison, Glenda Norris and Rob Garrett. The latter can be seen in the 1996 viewfinder titled Oscillation. In what is perhaps a friendly inside joke between Garrett and ffrench, he looks up from his laptop only to meet the eyes of Christ standing before him.
ffrench also later photographed her granddaughter, casting her as a regal sun queen in Opera on the Wanganui (1996).