Sometimes I just know that a project will evolve into something peculiar already before I even start shooting the pictures. This time it was this couple, who gave me pretty much free hands to do wedding photo series that would be something original. Well, I definitely tried to push myself to create something new and different and I think I did 😀
The soon to be married couple (Elina and Vesa) both sent me some ideas they had in mind. The images they sent me as a guideline were from different movies, lots of weird stuff, not definitely your typical wedding shots. I looked through the images and came up with an idea of switching the wedding theme into the world of magic. The photos were taken in my friends Janne´s bar Tähti, which has a really cool jazz themed section. Cool walls, red chairs, area for the band etc.
First image I wanted to create was some kind of levitation magic show image, where Vesa acts as a magician and Elina is floating in the air. I wanted even more weirdness so I added themselves in the photo also as the audience looking at the magic show.
In the second photo I wanted to do something new and fresh… so I came up with an idea to switch the perspective of things altogether. Since the theme was “magic” and “illusion” I rotated the environment totally sideways and shot one of my coolest composite shots! This image will twist your mind and also your neck 😀
The last image is not that weird, but for that I wanted to create some film feeling by adding “anamorphic lens flares” and some moodiness that the other images had.
“Some” retouching and here are the final images of this weird series. Hope you like them.
PS. Thanks to Markus for assisting in the photoshoot.