拍婚照是一場遊戲,認真的遊戲

 

時代不同,拍攝婚照對現代的準新人來說,似乎已成must-have item,一般不止拍攝一輯,且每輯風格主題各異。曾幾何時,香港的七、八十年代,拍攝婚照屬奢侈項目,當時的新人貴精不貴多,據本地婚照界的老前輩燕姐 (為服務了超過20年的資深婚禮從業員) 曾在一次訪問中告訴我說,以前一輯婚照只提供17 張,跟現在的客人相比,新一代都追求量,追求優惠,一輯婚照二、三百張也未必能滿足客人要求。

至於拍攝風格方面,昔日在市場上的選擇的確很少,不是園林實景就是傳統照相館的排排坐,或者一個企一個坐再稍側面的合照。所謂選擇不多,新人自然不用煩惱,不用三心兩意,拍攝婚照在以前來說,是簡單卻隆重的事情。到了今天,市場百花齊放,不同風格的攝影師再配合新人自己的點子,無論在構圖上,抑或後期的種種電腦技術加工效果,均可使用同一張婚照,具有無限個可能。

正如擁有多重身份的婚照攝影師 所說:「My work is a game, a very serious game.」沒錯,認真對待,輕鬆參與,然後樂在其中,才是一對新人和攝影師在拍攝婚照過程中應有的一種態度。說Phyllis 是一位婚照攝影師的話,並不準確,她同時也是Accessory Designer, Art Director, 以及插畫師,並經常參與event Décor 的創作顧問。在她的婚照作品中,大家會看到大量的道具、畫作以及令新人感動的一份Unique, custom, glamorous 的創意。

她一直堅持精緻文化,每次拍攝婚照時所有的道具都幾乎是由她親手造的,或二次再造的。而每輯照片中所傳遞的故事和情緒,在顏色和構圖以至光線等,她頗有點不可理喻的執著。一頭栽進為新人的婚照抹上一份優雅,所謂的 sophistication 和 class。

這次,我特地挑選了三輯她近期的作品,希望讓正在為拍攝婚照而煩惱的準新人們提供一些參考與靈感,並感受一下,原來pre-wedding photo,可以如此playful!

一) Eternity and a Day
The hardcore movie buffs wanted a cinema-inspired photo shoot, and voilà! Hitchcock's birds and Lamorisse's red balloon! We were given access to their future home and have paid two visits: before and after a wall was knocked off. We have converted the void apartment into an-hoc cinema: playing with silhouettes with a transparency projector, filling a room with 100+ paper birds, building clouds with cotton and wires, planting a flower in the ruins... Find traces of “A Trip to the Moon”, “Bicycle Thieves”, “Wings of Desire” and “The Science of Sleep” in our tribute to cinema and all the bizarre things in life!

這對新人都是超級電影發燒友,男的更在香港大學修讀電影研究的博士學位,Phyliis 特別為他們的新居以多套經典電影的場景為構圖,並以剪影來表達,營造具體兼充滿texture 的電影感。另外,男的原來對廢墟有一份令人難以相信的情意結,所以不惜把新居的一角破壞成小廢墟,植入婚照的元素中。

二) He Loves Me, He Loves Me Lots
That's the way you trash a hotel room, Lindsay Lohan. The bride asked for two sessions, one being a record of her last days of singleton, and sharing the same amount of fetish for hats, we turned the room into a little millinery boutique!

And then we had a blast dipping ourselves in the groom's private pool. I nearly laughed my everything off having the two looking like drowning ducklings!

He loves me, he loves me not,這是很多女生都一定曾玩個的愛情遊戲。Phyllis 故意把Not 變成Lots,He Loves Me, He Loves Me Lots,洋溢著一點點小女生對愛情的憧憬與夢想。拍攝場地分別在酒店和男主角的私人泳池,用上大量的鮮花,半浮半沉又半夢半醒似的躺在水中,這,就是女生對愛情所謂的戰戰兢兢嗎?

三) I _____ You
If you're clinging onto the belief that anniversary portraits are just about smooching and more smooching, you must still be living in 2012. This pair of lovebirds returned a year after a whimsical pre-wedding shoot with me, and there's no reason why we can't do something naughtier this time! We've actually prepared a soap opera-inspired script with two married (not to each other though) yet lonely hearts finding momentary refuge in each other. How much fun we had watching the two getting into their roles and exploring each other once again! Some people are just born to do lots of crazy things!

婚照主題以故事來拍攝不算新鮮事,可是,能夠如此明目張膽的瘋狂,相信不會有太多新人試過。I _____ You,予人很多很闊的想像空間,而Phyllis 今次想玩的故事主題,就是偷情。自古以來,偷情就意味著一頂不道德的帽子。男女主角內心的矛盾和焦慮,掙扎,解放,難以抗拒彼此的誘惑和內心的躁動,關係卻曖昧,在別人目光之之外,牽手、接吻、擁抱……這種特殊的男女情感,懸浮於性與愛之間,卻由一對準新人飾演,玩味十足。

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