I really wish I had a caption with this photo. What an intriguing, unexpected and lonely image. Good job shooting something that wouldn't be an obvious photo to others.
I wish I could adequately express all the feelings and emotions this image brings to me. I see a room with high ceilings which automatically makes me feel that I’m alone and not at home. Next I see a wedding dress hanging from a chandelier and then, immediately after, the man with his grey hair appears and I wonder why he is in the bride’s dressing area. Then my eyes fix upon the TV screen he is looking at and it appears to be a young couple embracing, in love perhaps. And then there is nothing but the fullness of mystery. I couldn’t ask for more from an image - at least not this time.
There was such good storytelling in this set, that most of my choices centered around how it is an emotional day for parents as well. Many photographs captured this theme. I thought this shot had a great moment, was cleanly composed, and I liked the little unique touch that the bride was veiled.
I can’t imagine a better use of a framed mirror in a photo than this. It’s all, mockingly, exactly as a photographer would dream of, as though the mirror itself beat the photograph in an epic race of the frames. It’s like looking into a mirror reflecting itself only to discover the eternity of reflections. But, even better that this no mere gimmick - the moment is there, creating an image worthy of framing.
This was a great interaction picture between father and daughter. I felt like the photographer did a nice job of establishing the intimacy of the situation.
This morning I cuddled my seven-year-old daughter, young enough to overflow with visions of princesses and frogs with warts waiting for princely reign. I saw my daughter and I here. We are somewhere within the ages between and betwixt the edges of a photograph, just as we all are - players in fairy tales spun in the thread of golden moments and grand ideals. We are…we are but a gentle touch from that which we most desire.
As I studied this image I counted at least a dozen people within it. The photographer’s skillful use of selective focus and composition combines with the delightfulness of storytelling shape, form and color to frame a simple goodbye.
I understand. At least I think so. After all, I’ve only been in this father’s place once, and God willing, once more, many years from now. But such is the power of an image to transport any soul to the presence of a prescient moment as this - to experience that which we employ as our own and all that we might possess one day. Damn. I love photography.
I was "circling" the bride and groom and happened to see the mothers of the bride and groom hugging and laughing; I shifted my focus to them to get the shot. I wanted to capture the joy that these ladies were feeling in watching their children embrace.
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