Next Series in the Chicago Marriage Court project

October 14, 2014  •  2 Comments

 

I couldn't imagine what couples would do, but I wanted to see and feel who they were with as little intervention by me as possible. I had about 25 minutes with each couple if I photographed their wedding ceremony and afterwords. It was fascinating to work with so many people in such a short space of time. Many of the couples, over the course of photographing them, got more comfortable which allowed for some of the heartfelt and beautiful choices they made with each other. I respect and appreciate the art of posing and utilize it on many occasions but it's an entirely different approach to photographing people.

All the photographs in this series were taken toward the end of my time with them and after the marriage ceremony when I asked them to take a few minutes to do whatever they would like. Some chose to present themselves directly to the camera others didn't...Do you prefer one approach over the other? If so, why?

 

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Comments

Mello G(non-registered)
It's a great project. It's so real since it's loose and not posed or scripted. Just taking what's there technically and emotionally, without light trees and assistants. And there's so many images, wow! Nicely done.
Michael Horvich(non-registered)
The sincerity, love, and humor in allowing them to "self pose" was a wonderful addition to your series, all of which I love!
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