This photo has become quite popular on FB recently and has evoked many suggestions that I have had no idea about till now. Therefore I decided to write a bit about it and what I personally think behind it. The moment when I took this picture I was absolutely inspired by the place where we were all staying and the way the models were dressed up for. The wardrobe in every detail comes from my friend Magda’s collection who was photographing them before I had my turn. I just wanted them to stand in the front of the house, hold their hands and look at the camera, and that’s it. 🙂 In last two days after posting it on FB in a few photography groups where I am a member of I have learned about American Gothic and Grand Wood’s work which resonates a bit with this photo. Well at least now I know 🙂 and I am delighted that my work can be compared to such a great artist. I am very flattered. Anyway, for me it is a different story, well now is! After the photo was finished with editing I came up with the name Just Married. I know that weddings are in most cases loaded with happiness induced by alcohol or the other way around, whatever, people usually smile a lot, but here is a different story. My first ever wedding where I had a chance to be in had a little different situation… After shooting out in the morning during the preparation my friend and I took a break and were discussing our next plans, we noticed that the bride looked really gloomy in shots and not as “smiley” as you can see in most wedding photos, in general of course. Anyway I had no clue what to do and wanted more vibrant photos and maybe it wasn’t the best approach to do so but I suggested if the bride could cheer up a bit as she looks very unhappy in the photos we had taken so far and the response was ” What I am supposed to be happy about”… no more questions or requests were made that morning and we just carried on 🙂 Hence the title for this Photo! 😀
As usually for my portraits I used Nikon D800 and 85mm F1.4 lens and natural light.
Model: Paula Szarleja and Wit Kasperek, Wardrobe: Magda Russ
เมื่อ 15 ต.ค. 2017 22:42 “Pawel Pentlinowski Photography” เขียนว่า
> photobypawelp posted: “This photo has become quite popular on FB recently > and has evoked many suggestions that I have had no idea about till now. > Therefore I decided to write a bit about it and what I personally think > behind it. The moment when I took this picture I was absolut” >
I immediately thought Grant Wood before I had started to read. I saw the original painting ‘American Gothic’ in London last year and loved it. A tremendous image that suggests so many things and remains inscrutable.
I think I need to go out more often so. It seems everyone knows about American Gothic and I am the last to find out about it ☺ Ah well, another lesson learned.