WEDDING REPORTER

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Wedding reportage is a new trend that is becoming increasingly popular and that comes from a rib of photojournalism. It differs considerably from the classic wedding photo shoot as it is more sober and very natural. It consists in stealing spontaneous shots during the whole ceremony and celebrations.
The classic “static poses” leave room for a sequence of fresh, intimate photos that immortalize the true atmosphere of this unrepeatable moment. In fact, the spouses are not kidnapped for the photo shoot, but are free to enjoy their special day with relatives and friends. The photographer becomes a discreet but attentive and complicit observer, who adapts to situations and your times, without ever trying to manipulate them.

To conclude, I would like to borrow the words of Hanya Yanagihara, a famous American writer who tells what a street photographer is (which I presume to be) and how this type of approach to photography can perfectly match that of the wedding reporter, in my opinion.

“If love belongs to the poet and fear belongs to the novelist, then loneliness belongs to the streepher. Being a street photographer means voluntarily entering a lonely world, because it is an artistic exercise of invisibility. This person, with his camera, does not hide but moves away. He voluntarily takes himself out of the wake of life. It turns into a constant witness, into someone who lives to see the lives of others, without getting noticed. Writing is often considered the most solitary profession but isolation should not be confused with loneliness: the former is a condition we choose, the latter is a condition we suffer. The writer creates a world of himself, and becomes its governor; the streepher moves through our world, seeking anonymity, hoping he will be able to humble himself enough to be able to see and record what for the rest of us (with our noisy paths, in our requests to be heard) is too much present to be able to see it. To practice this art you must first of all cancel yourself. "

I am a friend who comes to your wedding and takes photos.

No flashes, no gusts, no poses.

Only memories in black and white.