"Orange Blossom Bride"

"Blinded by the Light"

Okay, so photographers aren’t meant to like reflections — we’re supposed to pop polarising filters on our cameras and obliterate all signs of glare from the sun or glass. But sometimes breaking the rules is fun (or necessary, especially when you’ve left your filter kit at home!).

These girls were in glass display cabinets, and I intentionally framed reflections of windows and fluorescent lights to distort their faces. I’m drawn to looking at the distortions, but, at the same time, am forced to take in the detail of the clothes.

A comment on femininity? Perhaps so. The top outfit is obviously a wedding dress (orange blossoms in the hair were a Victorian custom) and the bottom outfit looks like a mourning dress, with the curious addition of hot pink gloves.

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