Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta
"Angela, why the wedding thing?" I get this question a lot. For some reason, the thing I'm interested in is a head-scratcher to my peers.
What I am doing, is a form of anthropological record-keeping. I am listening to the toll of a historical bell that records trends, social messages and even political maturity of a country that embraces the cult-like religion of normalcy and consumerism. Sometimes, people just want to let it all hang out, their hang ups, their quirks, their freakish delights. That's when I show up, and I fire away till I've got what I came for.
The Wedding is the perfect dramatic backdrop where heightened anxieties and emotions play out. I have an eye for narrative, in that way, I have a classic illustrator’s eye. And the ceremony, the ritual, the big emotional theater of weddings suits a photographic sensibility that’s sharp in spotting social nuances.