The Bride with White Hair

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In 2007, Almond Chu was invited by the publisher Dorling Kindersley London to be one of the photographers for the book Nude Photography: The Art & The Craft. Since Almond Chu was the only Chinese photographer upon the ten who were chosen by the publisher, he therefore decided to shoot a series of photographs that contains rich Chinese elements. Inspired by the classic Chinese novel The Bride with White Hair, Almond first brought nude photography into a storyline. In “The Bride with White Hair”, the model expressed the sadness of love through her body movements; her long white hair showed how she was suffered seriously from the pain and tension of love. Almond specifically used the classic 8 x 10 Polaroid film for the shooting, as he believes the texture and colour that projected on the photos can fully show the beauty of sadness. 

 

The Bride with White Hair #2, 2007

Paper size: 142 x 108 cm; Image size: 124 x 96 cm

The Bride with White Hair #1, 2007

Paper size: 142 x 108 cm; Image size: 124 x 96 cm

The Bride with White Hair #5, 2007

Paper size: 142 x 108 cm; Image size: 124 x 96 cm

The Bride with White Hair #3, 2007

Paper size: 142 x 108 cm; Image size: 124 x 96 cm

The Bride with White Hair #7, 2007

Paper size: 142 x 108 cm; Image size: 124 x 96 cm