Typology preview

This is a body of work that I’ve been working on for the past two months. This is a series focussed on memory, specifically on the memory of a bride on their wedding day. This work is of course quite personal, stemming from my own experience as a recent bride. I have documented women of all ages, talking to them about their experience as a bride; for most I talked them through their memory, using the music, the dress and perfume from their wedding day to inspire these reflections. This work is not a comment on marriage, but rather memory and emotion; its transient and ephemeral state. I am the youngest subject at 21 years being married for 1 month, 2 weeks and 2 days, my oldest subject is 93 and was married for 61 years, 1 month and 6 days. This work is almost a way of helping me figure out my own experience, how I felt in that moment

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Not the stuff of Myths.

I kept my wedding bouquet. It hangs against the wall in my study next to my desk. I really loved my wedding day and for days afterwards I would stand and smell my bouquet reliving the moments its perfume conjured. As the weeks have gone by, I glance up every now and then at the browning and fading colour, the fragrance no longer wafts through the room but if intently desired, I inhale the soft remenants of the memory of its once intoxicating fragrance. As I sit here looking up at its existance slowly fading into sepia, this process of stagnation and slow decay has suddenly tweaked a resolved thought. This bouquet was carefully put together, with the colours complimenting each other and framing the individual flowers that make up the whole, the stalks were pulled firmly together so they didn’t unravel; this bouquet was beautiful. On the wedding day the colours bloomed bright and the scent was full and

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