“And it’s like our world, and we’re the last ones left, And the hair, it stands on the back of our necks, And I swear, it shows, Heaven must be just like this”
Creation is the birth of something, and something cannot come from nothing. When someone creates something: a painting, a poem, a photograph, the creativity comes from an idea, from a feeling, from emotion, or from a combination of ideas, feelings and emotions that are somehow ‘reborn’ from all our experiences and perspectives.
Introducing The White Room, bridal boutique Sheffield’s latest photo shoot with wedding and fashion photographer, India Hobson.
I had the most amazing photo book bought for me years ago, ‘Femme Fatale; famous beauties’ which showcased chic, sexy, and sophisticated women mainly in black and which, paid tribute to a century of feminine glamour, their feelings and emotions radiating through the camera to the viewer. There is something very mesmerizing and something raw about black and white photography and something very beautiful too.
It was this, plus the work of world class fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh that inspired me to shoot bridal in a different way.
Bridal photography is almost always shot in colour, as they are shot to sell a product, not a feeling or an emotion. I really wanted to strip all that back and use minimalistic black and white photography to capture the feeling of the woman in the gown, showing off fragility, delicate beading, powerful silks and romantic tulles.
The results? Powerful images which scream “less is more”
We shot in the newly refurbished St Marie’s cathedral, Sheffield, literally opposite the boutique and added a little fantasy to the beautiful building by incorporating angel’s wings to the shoot, bringing a very ethereal and pure feeling to the shoot.
Styling & gowns – The White Room (Chloe Curry) www.whiteroombridal.co.uk
Photographer – India Hobson www.indiahobsonweddings.co.uk
MUA and Hair – Ashley Tyrell
Models – Carmen Ekpo & Rachel Mccarthy
Muscari, Eden, Esme, Ruby & Nerine by Jenny Packham
Shrugs by Sasso
Headwear by Jenny Packham
Veils by HM Veils