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The Punk Wedding?

By // May 8, 2013 // Posted in Industry News, Photography, Wedding

Pieces by Maison Martin Margiela, from the Met's exhibit "Punk: Chaos to Couture." Photo © Lindsay Comstock

On Tuesday, Rangefinder senior editor, Lindsay Comstock, and I had the special treat of attending the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s press preview of the exhibition, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” which opens in New York City tomorrow.

Dress by Vivienne Westwood, from the Met's exhibit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture." Photo © Lindsay Comstock

The exhibition features designer gowns from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Gianni Versace and Alexander McQueen—whose work was inspired by the era of Sid Vicious and locales like the bathroom at New York punk rock venue, CBGB.

"No Future" from the Met's exhibit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture." Photo © Lindsay Comstock

The exhibit was also the site and inspiration for the 2013 Costume Institute Ball last night.

Dresses by Gianna Versace at the Met's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibit. Photo © Lindsay Comstock

And in viewing this high-fashion interpretation of punk’s gritty history, we got to thinking about the concept of punk styling in photography, and more specifically, how punk can manifest itself in one of the unlikeliest of places: wedding photography. How amazing would some of these gowns look on brides-to-be, walking down the aisle toward a future, garbed in a fashion that screams “no future?”

Men's ensemble by House of Dior and dress by Ann Demeulemeester, from the Met's exhibit "Punk: Chaos to Couture." Photo © Lindsay Comstock

Shropshire, England-based wedding photographer Bethan of Haywood Jones Photography specializes in counter-culture, vintage and dare-I-say ‘punk rock’-inspired brides in her studio.

Haywood Jones punk photo

© Haywood Jones Photography

Billed as “alternative portrait, wedding, music and more photography with a soul,” Haywood Jones Photography has been featured in Rock N Roll Bride, among other alternative wedding blogs.

converse wedding image

© Haywood Jones Photography

winter wedding photo

© Haywood Jones Photography

So, does punk have a presence in wedding photography, and—in light of all this current punk renaissance—will it become even more of a trend in summer weddings?

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Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon loves discovering new photographers, and learning about historic image-makers who’ve helped evolve the craft. As senior editor for Rangefinder magazine, she’s passionate about clever copy and great design. On the weekends, you can find her biking around Brooklyn and downward dogging in yoga.

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