Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wedding photography research

Vavaboom photography

Miguel Angel Ortega

Yvonne Venegas

Mexican photographer who has been doing documentaries about the upper classes in Tijuana, Mexico covering many wedding shows. I thought it was an interesting way to approach wedding photography: with a purely documentary non-commercial approach.

Yvonne Venegas approaches photography as a method of social critique and self-exploration. Her ongoing project, The Most Beautiful Brides of Baja California, began three years ago in response to her father's work as one of Tijuana's society wedding photographers. He portrays the city's wealthy families in a "picture-perfect" world. She shoots the same weddings, showers, and birthday parties from the perspective of a documentary photographer-focusing on moments of equivocation when her subjects hesitate between revealing an authentic gesture and adopting a socially acceptable pose.

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