Indecisive Moment

These images are the result of moments stolen from the days I used to moonlight and be the ‘officiant presence’ as a photographer at weddings. In these pictures explore the discrepancy between relationships expressed by a formal group picture, and those expressed by a picture taken either a few seconds before or afterwards. Showing only the disintegrated ‘twin’ of the formal image, the projects amounts to a striking demonstration of what happens when a documentary approach is allowed to infiltrate the highly-codified world of wedding photography. Quietly subversive, the images refuse to play the game, emphasising the fragility of the safely composed groupings (and the relationships they express) that we are so used to seeing in our relatives’ wedding albums or displayed on their shelves, walls and sideboards. A number of these images were included in my MA final show. London College of Communication (University of the Arts)