(Closed) Trash the dress…does this one go too far?

posted 12 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 167
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t think that goes too far for “trash the dress”. Trash the dress means trash it ๐Ÿ˜› burning it doesn’t seem like too much to me. I do think the “feel” of the pictures is kind of weird though. I wouldn’t personally want to remember the event that way, but to each their own.

I have no intention on keeping my wedding dress, but I would probably donate it rather than destroy it.

Post # 168
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

lol i dont care! i love this!!!! this is my fav trash the dress shoot ove ever seen! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 169
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Honey bee

@stephanie63087: I know. I thought the same thing the first time I saw it. I think its crazy sexy and totally something I would do, minus the gun.

Post # 171
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

blargh, I took a great art class in college that was called “Radical Image” we reviewed stuff by Andres Serrano, Maya Deron, David LaChapelle among others. This work looks like the work done by students in that class. 

I don’t think I have a problem with the burning of the dress, the lighting of the images is interesting enough, but the music and the props in the video are over the top. That’s what I don’t like, the artist is trying too hard, I always really dislike that. And it’s not like he’s a bad photographer either! Taking a look at his blog, he has some great use of color and framing. I’m probably being too harsh on his work, but even as someone who enjoys the absurd and doesn’t mind a good trashing of the dress, this is just not my taste.

Post # 172
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think that the photos and video are amazing. I would love to meet the couple. One of the big things we all try to do is make things related to our weddings representative of “us.” Maybe they did exactly that.  The gun scene is extremely similar to the scene in Mr and Mrs Smith, if that was the inspiration, I think that it is great. The shoot meshes really well with the location. I love it all.

 

I also don’t think that it is wrong for her to burn her dress. It makes about the same sense to me as shoving it in the closet for the next 60 years.

Post # 173
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

While this TTD is not my taste, I appreciate the artistry. I really want a TTD (my mom is an art photographer), but I will not sacrifice my beautiful dress for it. I bought a $100 dress for the TTD, and am really excited about it. I will by no means go to that extreme, but can’t wait to see what my mom came up with.

Post # 174
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow – i could never do that.  Very bold!

Post # 175
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The site wasn’t working for me, but I’m not generally a fan of TTDs. There are TONS of people who could use them and it just seems wasteful, I guess.

@belgium4: That is amazing. The world needs more people like you.

Post # 176
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Aww dang, this sounds really interesting but the link doesn’t work anymore ๐Ÿ™

Post # 177
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wonder if they really burn the dress or just a mass of white material to make it look like the dress. I couldn’t imagine burning my dress. If I didn’t want it, I would sell or donate it. 

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