Photographs by Natasha Caruana.
Here Press, 2012. 24 pp., illustrated throughout, 5¾x8¼".
Natasha Caruana posed as a bride-to-be and contacted women selling their wedding dresses online. She asked for high-res copies of their photographs: images made to validate a ceremony and recycled as small ads. The antithesis of the trophy wedding album, ONO focuses on the discarded props of the fairytale production and finds unintended meaning in carefully staged images.
With their faces obscured for privacy, bride, groom and entourage become masked performers acting out emblematic scenes. Their personal stories and reasons for sale are left to the imagination.
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