Check out this photo from Michael Graham. It contains a copper water pipe, blackened pieces of chewed gum and a cigarette butt. But it’s striking, right?
Once upon a time, I would have framed all that business out of the photo, but today I feel it makes it more interesting. Not to say photos should be a crazed mess — you don’t want a photo to look downright cluttered — but done right, unusual objects add personality.
Of course, it helps that the bride and groom are against a bold background. The photo reminds me a bit of this endearing smiling couple against a vibrant blue barn door with a rusted chain in the back. And the sign for the restaurant calls to mind the use of signs in these wedding photos. Never underestimate signs. Someone typically puts a lot of time into selecting a font, color and style for them. They are, by their nature, designed. They can make great visual backdrops.
Photo by Michael Graham PhotographyPin It