Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Documentary Style Photography--a 100 Year Comparison

 Words and Pictures by Angela Cappetta

Good pictures are successful because they are perpetually iconic.

Example below. On the left is a recent picture I took on a job in Turkey. The picture on the right is a random 1920's American image I found while looking at ancient wedding photographs for inspiration.  I gleefully gasped at the similarities.

First, let's look at the differences:
-2 separate continents
-2 different centuries
-2 different brides, both on the brink of bliss

These pictures have staying power. 

Properly done documentary-style photography never loses relevancy. Your wedding pictures should have the staying power of any other well-made art form. 

When it comes to real photography, spend wisely on something that has 100 year staying power.  If this comparison doesn't prove it, I don't know what does.

Left photo by Angela Cappetta, shot in Ankara, Turkey 2010.  Right photo, unknown, found in research files.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ballet Photography Updates

Words and Pictures by Angela Cappetta
Here are Joffrey Ballet updates. As you may know, I've been shooting the trainees in the ballet studios for about 2 years.  Here are some snippets of a recent training week. Also, just found out I'll be featured on the MacDowell Colony's Artistic Conclusions column coming soon.  Enjoy!