Trash the Dress – Medieval Corset Dress
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Trash the Dress:
Crystal’s Take on an “Out There” Concept
“‘Trash the dress’ is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion or glamour photography. Such photography often takes place on a beach, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings. The woman often wears a ball gown, prom dress or wedding dress, and may effectively ruin the dress in the process by getting it wet, dirty, or, in extreme circumstances, tearing or destroying the garment.” – Wikipedia
Absolutely blown away by the sheer awesomeness of the concept since I heard about it from wedding photographer friends of mine, I decided to do my own take on this quirky tradition with my Medieval-style year 12 formal dress. A dress I hadn’t worn in nearly ten years, but lugged from house-to-house nonetheless. But this time I was leaving Australia for good, destined for Lembongan Island in Bali , and so I had no use for mere possessions such as these. This is my take on Trash the Dress…
My ‘story’ to go with the pictures
Upon the day of her wedding, she flees. For her mother was insistent she marry a man whom she did not love. She ran, barefoot, down the dusty streets, came upon a motorbike and drove and drove and drove. She drove into the ugly wasteland, so far beyond she hadn’t s sense of direction anymore. The mangroves were cruel, they sliced her dainty feet. She hadn’t any desire to live anymore, feeling at peace with this decision and acting upon it. She walked calmly, solemnly into the only place in the world she felt safe. Beneath the waves.
Photography by Jack Crombie