According to recent divorce statistics in England & Wales, 42% of marriages end in divorce.
A wedding day is the epitome of all things ‘perfect’ – a life changing event one looks forward to from a young age. However, what if this is just a façade, merely a put-on show as ‘the happiest day of your life’.
An Invitation, through the construction of its narrative with all its clues and subtleties, invites you to consider the true context of a wedding. Many ideas emerge, within the pages of this photobook, through the particular juxtaposition of its content. The main themes explored include pain, age and wider relationships – with all specificity dissolved. The woman appearing in the photographs remains unidentified until the very end of the story. The future
is thus foreshadowed—whilst allowing each viewer to connect individually with the range of ideas incorporated into the narrative. Light humour, significant within the book’s conclusion, counters the tension created elsewhere within the various dramatic structures in the work.