Tuesday, June 12, 2012

'Midnight in Paris' - cinema and wedding photography

My office walls are plastered with still photos and posters from many films, and they inspire me to create a wedding photography look that mixes classic beauty with reality. I'm not a fairytale wedding  photographer.

Here's a short list of films that have influenced my work - the locations and dresses in the musical 'Funny Face' (1957), the colour and whimsy in the musical 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' (1964), Fellini's black and white streets of 'La Dolce Vita' (1960), Wong Kar Wai's mixed light and saturated colour of 'In the Mood for Love' (2000), the opulence and graphic detail of Ozon's 'Angel' (2007), and there are many more.

Here's a recent example of such influence from Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' (2011). A simple still shot in Paris, it's night and our protagonists are walking by the river Seine - that's romance. The photos following are similar scenes I've shot at weddings.