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