6th place in Getting Ready

This photograph, taken by Alexandre Bourguet, was awarded 6th place in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2013 Q4 Contest.

Judges Comments

  • I enjoyed the use of composition in this image to suggest the anxiety a bride must experience to be the “perfect” princess on what she hopes will be a “perfect” day. The photo of the iconic pin-up beauty, Marilyn Monroe, teetering on the edge of this image, provides an off-balance feeling - as we might assume reflects the innermost anxieties of a young (and beautiful) bride.

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