Monday, 30 September 2013

The (past) Week Around The World In Photos (Vol. 4)


One dress. One wedding. 19 wedding photo shoots. A ballerina dancing in a shower head. Icebergs made of ice cream cones and snow made of ice cream. Scroll down for more of this week's finds....


Like any other newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Salvage wanted iconic wedding photos on their big day (you know, the bride-and-groom-lovingly-gazing-at-each-other-while-the-sun-sets-in-the-background moment), even more so because the groom's a photographer. Unfortunately for them, the lighting conditions were so bad he decided to take some more snapshots the following day during sunrise and sunset. Mrs. Salvage's dress, a Maggie Sottero creation, was made to be folded to be whisked away to their remote Easter Island wedding.  The wedding dress traveled with them on their hiking trips in the Alps and China where Mrs. Salvage once again posed (Mr. Salvage obviously couldn't get enough of Mrs. Salvage in her wedding dress). Anywhere they went, passers-by were amused at what they thought to be a wedding photo shoot, which inspired the photographer husband to turn it into a project. The dress came with the couple in the next five years of their travels. They've been to 19 countries so far. That's one lucky dress! Whoever said a wedding dress is worn only once? 


Here, Mr. and Mrs. Salvage share some photos from their wedding album, or more appropriately, Mr. Salvage shares solo shots of his wife from their wedding album. 


Horse-riding in the Bahamas



Paddling in New Jersey


 
Playing ice hockey in Philadelphia



The missus shows how versatile her wedding dress is.


Paragliding in New Zealand




William Kass, another photographer, has his own very interesting project that's got him dolls as models instead of a wife. Using food and everyday household objects as backdrops, he buys dolls, styles them, and places them in imaginative settings or movie scene recreation. A work in progress, Mr. Kass has more whimsical projects up his sleeve and he's got them sorted down to the most minute detail.




Carnival performers on their grape stage



Shaving Brush Savannah, William Kass' favourite



A ballerina dances her way through a shower head while holding an umbrella




Real ice cream was used in the recreation of this scene from the movie 'Titanic', so lighting was strategically placed and timed so the ice cream wouldn't melt.




Divers discuss their dive into a coconut



Here's one to round off last week's photo-hunting...


How graceful these tutu-wearing men are. Yes, you read it right: MEN. The all-male dance group Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo performed segments from Petipa's Paquita in Berlin.



And if you missed my previous post called 'What's Cool?' where I gave my views on 'coolness' in answer to CoolBrands Council's recent list of top 20 coolest brands, click here to read, or scroll down. Thank you!

Have a good week everyone!









credits: 
Look at Life in Minutiae by Joel Taylor, Metro, 26 Sept 2013
photos by: Jeff Salvage/Caters
One Dress, 19 Countries by Aidan Radnedge, Metro, 25 Sept 2013
photos by: William Kass/Caters
male ballerina photo by: EPA for Metro










18 comments:

  1. Apparently all wedding photos are staged so when brides go browsing on the net looking and auditioning they are getting recreations that they are not told about - makes a huge difference because staged vs spontaneous photography are two wholly different matters! x

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    1. It's the photographer's fault then ! Hahaha. I prefer spontaneous shots. The staged ones are funny and it's very rare that it really suits the couple. Maybe next time I'll look for funny wedding photos and I'm sure there are lots out there x

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  2. So interesting about the tutu men! I love dolphins! We went swimming with the dolphins when I was in Bahamas, and growing up as well. I like those miniatures! :-) xx/Madison

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    1. Oh didn't know you grew up in the Bahamas! Lucky you! Yeah, the men in tutu were really quite interesting. I haven't swam with dolphins but I can imagine how fun it is. Those miniatures are very creative x

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  3. Your posts are always so interesting darling!!!!
    I love horses!!! And the miniatures are amazing!!!!
    Kisses from Italy!

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    1. Thanks Paola! Yeah I've seen you horse-riding in your photos :D Those miniatures seem to be everyone's favourite :) Have a lovely week x

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  4. aaaaw that's a wonderful idea to capture such special moments with 'the dress' and of course the wife. In fact when I'm successful in buying a Birkin (since I intend never to get married!) this is what I am going to do - watch this space!

    The project by William Kass.....hhhmm....I cant really get my head around that, it's a little weird, although your description was a bit more tactful - "interesting", but then who am I to talk; I get people to take pictures of me posing and then post them on-line for the world to see, and I'm not even a model! Each to their own, each to their own! ha ha

    Have a great week babes xx

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    1. Hahahaha...why don't you check this blog called Birkin Watcher? It's funny. This guy following Birkin owners and just taking photos of them. Hahaha.
      William Kass' favourite, the Savannah, I found a little strange, but you're right, each to their own :)
      Have a great week too! x

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    2. ha ha Birkin Watcher, I will, I will x

      p.s. buying a Birkin goes completely against what I said I like about brands in my previous post, but I do make exceptions lol! x

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    3. Just checked Birkin Watcher again after moons! I just realised how funny the byline is: Sightings of the famous Birkin bag..." Hahaha...it's like a Birkin's an alien or a supernatural being. Hahaha. Oh, no worries, there are always exceptions to the rule x

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  5. Aww.. enjoyed reading this and looking through the pics! I wish I could come up with photography projects that are just as cool and interesting. My favorite photo is of the ballerina on the showerhead -- who'd have imagined that? Although I must admit, the project on miniatures reminds me of a season on CSI Las Vegas that featured a serial killer obsessed with miniatures.

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    1. You know what, you're right! I remember that CSI episode, and they even had sequels or something like that. The serial killer made miniatures. Oh dear. I liked the ballerina too. Just so imaginative. I'm sure you'll come up with something just as interesting one of these days. Have a lovely week x

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  6. That dress must be indestructible! Maybe they just wanted to find a way to get people to look at their holiday snaps?

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    1. Hahaha...must be! But I believe at some point the dress will give in and give up. Up to whhich anniversary are they doing this pictorial?? I'm fascinated by the horse-riding--reminds me of an old White Castle whisky advert in the Philippines. The horse and bikini-clad model didn't have anything to do with the whisky. But maybe, drinking the whisky's like being kicked by a horse!

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  7. What a fascinating post! I'm always interested to see creative photography projects. I wonder when the dress will finally fall apart as they are not really designed to be worn so often! Amazed to read that those legs belong to men!

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    1. I know! Imagine how much the dress goes through, traveling and getting exposed to all the elements. Maggie Sottero will be known for designing wedding dresses for life, or at least for 5 years of traveling :) Some men do have great legs. Chuckle.

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  8. Very original photo projects! I like the one with the mini dolls.

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    1. The mini dolls seem to be everyone's favourite! Thought it's very creative and imaginative.

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