Ekkachai Saelow is a very creative photographer and invented a new way to portray funny and romantic pictures of newly married couples.
The invention of digital cameras marked the beginning of an era in which almost anyone who figures out how to operate a photo the camera can call themselves a photographer.
Innovation in the field of wedding photography is rare and almost all photographers choose to use the well-established set of rules. This approach produces unimaginative pictures that usually show people staring at a lens while trying to look happy and romantic.
Photography is the art of memory, but memories are useless if they don’t remind us of anything except how we looked like on our wedding day. Every type of photography allows you to be creative, the subjects of your images will look better if you allow yourself to bend the rules and do things differently.
This is where Ekkachai Saelow comes into our story. He is a Thai wedding photographer who has an unorthodox approach to this type of photography. He places the couples in the oversized world so they appear to be tiny. Frankly, I have never seen images like this, funny, romantic, full of action and above all more interesting than a typical wedding photo, newlyweds standing in front of a church.
Ekkachai uses a three step process to create his images.
First, he takes photos of newly married couples, then he cuts them out of the original picture and places them into a new context. These contexts are often surreal which gives the images a sense of humor and playfulness that is usually not present on wedding portraits. He then applies a tilt-shift effect to blur the background and make objects in the picture seem gigantic. Each photo is carefully pieced together to tell the couple’s story in a unique way.
I hope that these images will encourage both wedding photographers and newly married couples who would like to capture beautiful memories to change things a little bit and to experiment more.
People like things that are not ordinary, so take time and enjoy the extraordinary world of Ekkachai Saelow’s brilliant photographs:
By Zeljko D.