* Wed C&C "No Theme" Thread #577 on 2019 05 15 *

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P3T3S Senior Member • Posts: 1,185
Re: Asian Wedding

RoelHendrickx wrote:

In recent years we have seen more and more of these scenes in iconic spots in Europe.

Young Asian upper class (or even middle class) couples come to Europe with a whole crew in tow (a photographer, a lighting assistant and a young lady who takes care of wardrobe and make up) for wedding photos. I've seen (and sometimes photographed) them in Paris, Rome, Prague, and even on a windswept cliff in Scotland.

There must be quite an industry in this, and quite a competition amongst Asian youngsters (and their parents) for the most glamourous photography.

The couple are quite small in the frame but they are still the centre of attention. In fact it heightens their importance because everyone and everything frames them. The busy attention of the photographers, including the invisible one, focuses us on the couple, and their dark shapes do not intrude. Even the angels look on.

The passion is conveyed by the groom's energetic advances, which are so powerful, they even tilted the frame! (A nice touch, by the way.)

Yes, wedding photos in exquisite locations, the ultimate advance on holiday selfies are extremely popular and big business. An ex-colleague showed me her wedding photo of them in their wedding clothes on a lonely crag, with a precipitous drop over a peaceful landscape. They had been "dropped" there by helicopter. And in Uzbekistan they have A and B crew camera teams, cars with the rear hatch-back door taken out to film the wedding cars, tours to feature the local scenic spots all costing thousands of dollars.

Pete

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