THE COSTURER by the WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
In the wedding photographer’s opinion, just as we all dress, in accordance with the task at hand, photographs also need clothing that can transform them into characters from reality or from dreams. We, the people, except one or another with a knack for using scissors and thread, depending on the place where we look for clothes that in our need and imagination are in charge of showing us to others, as we would like them to see us. Be it on a street, on a beach, or, of course, at a wedding. There, the groom and bride have an arduous task of searching and choosing so that they appear like the princess and prince that, at least on that day, everyone accepts, and believes, that they are.
But the photos need other designers, seamstresses and dressmakers, sartorialists, and embroiderers. They, the photographs, without good clothes, don’t attract much attention and, at least the ones I find at weddings, are vain, like to show off and provoke, at least the wedding photographer. But they know that, for a good outfit to fit them, they need to challenge the wedding photographer to guess the best point of view, that side that makes them more beautiful, just as people also have their best side, and he, with his very special scissors and needles, will turn them into memories that will so often be the object of eyes thirsty to rest with them again. But only if they are well dressed, of course.
And that the wedding photographer loves to be. A dressmaker with cameras instead of scissors and lenses instead of needles. With them, his faithful friends and work companions, he never stops discovering them, to the photographs, scattered all over everything to do with weddings, before it, during, and sometimes even after. They know about it. I don’t know who tells them but, as soon as I get to one of these places that have to do with weddings, I see them everywhere and, as I know them well, I know right away how my cameras and lenses are going to make their suit, or dress and no fitting because there’s no time. So it has to be cut perfectly to fit them in such a way that they, the photos, will stay forever, like love. Just as it’s meant to be. So thinks the wedding photographer.