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Collection: November 2017 essay
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for Nikon
Date: Nov 1, 2017
Galleries: Wedding
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2017

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From a wedding shoot I did rather reservedly but which was acceptable. These are shots from the pre ceremony Bridal suite with quotes from Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' and the last quote from 'Romeo and Juliet'.

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05/12/2021 01:01:17 AM
this is most stunning. the most stunning.
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11/12/2017 01:50:26 PM
This is fun to look through and imagine what is really going on. It would be interesting to know what story the different viewers would attach to the images. The last two burry shots are beautiful and I love the deer head.
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11/09/2017 04:41:53 PM
John, this was very interesting and enjoyable to view for me. As you probably know, the fates somehow, probably drunkenly, decided to navigate me into a career as a wedding photographer so i find myself wearing two hats whilst viewing your essay. I think it was is great - and it reminds the wedding photographer hat that it's ok to let go sometimes - embrace the blur, the grain, the emotion and the art. The first half, with its harsh, directional light and sharpness is really good. The words work perfectly throughout. It's the second half that i'm particularly enamoured by, as it's the sort of thing which i've rarely allowed myself the courage to delve into. Lovely to look and and inspiring. Cheers.
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11/07/2017 01:04:10 AM
Originally posted by mariuca:

Finally, a collection of wedding images (well, pre wedding) that I love.

I seconds that. This also looks like a wedding that I just might not have loathed attending. I reckon that later one might spot Cleaver Green weaving among the guests, holding an opened bottle of bubbles and chatting up the bridesmaids.

My favourite moment was the "Love is the smoke ..."

If I were a bride I'd definitely ask you to do the pictures. Maybe the cake as well. And of course the seating plan. And I'd throw you my garter.
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11/07/2017 12:27:05 AM
I love the unfiltered and unpolished presentation of what is usually quite the opposite with such events. The Shakespearean quotes added another, more intellectual, angle to the scenes. The way the initial hectic scenes transform into a dreamlike flashbacks may be representative of how the bride may retrospect this whole thing. The first image is, well, a killer in so many levels. Thank you.
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11/05/2017 07:35:56 PM
Fascinating juxtaposition of words, images, and emotions. The series moves me through quirky emotions leading to a final assurance of winged expectation of love's ascendence. We'll see, won't we?
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11/05/2017 03:37:02 PM
Very unusual pictures of a wedding. They give me more the feeling to watch actors before they are entering a stage. the Shakespeares quotes add to that feeling maybe.
Extremely interesting to watch your essay - thanks!
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11/04/2017 10:10:47 PM
Posthumous summed up my feelings in words I canít match.

For some reason, your photographs with superimposed quoted text remind me of Roy Lichtensteinís work. His paintings were parodies based on comic strips. Your essay, candid wedding moments, is deeper and more personal ó full of pessimism and doubt, or so it seems, until the images blur and worries melt away. I enjoyed this unexpected turn in the story.

Iím still not sure about text on images but it was an effective way to tell your story. As always, I enjoyed your work and youíve opened my eyes to some new possibilities.
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11/03/2017 10:13:33 AM
What a dance around Shakespeare! Most enjoyable this reenactment of yours John.
Finally, a collection of wedding images (well, pre wedding) that I love.
If it's one subject in photography that I dislike profoundly it is the wedding one. You managed to keep me interested and highly amused.
The one thing that I would change is the font of the quotes.
Goodness, it is as if you photographed a play of the master! Bravo!
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11/02/2017 01:53:42 PM
wonderful. the skeptical photos with the skeptical quotes, then the bride gets caught up in the moment, the photos get blurry and the quotes get romantic.

I enjoyed both photographic modes. The tack sharp freezes on indecisive moments convey the liminal state everyone is in as they prepare for the rites. The blur is ethereal and decisive.
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