The Ultimate 2022 Wedding Photography Trend | An art(ery) surgery on the philosophy of aesthetics.
Have you ever wondered why we stop seeing beauty in what we'd previously defined as ideal, perfect & relevant?
Such a deceptive twist of mind that affects nearly everything: forces new trends, challenges to change, looks for another perception of what we define as attractive and ugly, questions lifetime partnerships, industries, governments, and of course perception of ourselves. It feels like a neverending pursuit of perfection. And the most inexplicable part is that when we achieve this "perfect", it becomes "annoying". It becomes "ugly".
I bet you noticed this. It's impossible to ignore this shift in global trends of wedding arts too: People are terribly tired to be perfect. People are fed up with beauty standards. People start seeing beauty in being authentically themselves.
Philosophy of aesthetic: Beauty, Perfection vs Sublime. Who wins? 1. Beauty as imagination and understanding. David Hume (1711-1776) Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them, and each mind perceives a different beauty. One person may perceive defectiveness, where another is sensible of beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Beauty is an aesthetic judgment that is based on feelings of pleasure, its intensity and satisfaction. What brings pleasure is a matter of personal taste. Beauty is defined by judgment processes of the mind, it is not a feature of objective.
The issue of Beauty: Beauty is considered to be a pleasure for the sake of pleasure. Beauty is a finite and fleeting pleasure by nature. The idea of beauty becomes meaningless if everything is merely a matter of taste or personal preference. If beauty is purely in the eye of the beholder, the idea of beauty has no value more than pleasure satisfaction.
2. Perfection as rules for imagination. In aesthetics and art theory, perfection is described as the definition of fully harmonious — to what is constructed in accordance with a single principle or standard. The issue of Perfection: Static perfection tends to narrowly restrict goodness to the “one right way.” Static perfection claims that only the best possible choice is perfect. Anything less than number 1 is already not perfect and has less value. The paradigm of static perfection would say that our goal in life is to strive to find the one best possible choice at all times, and if we fail to do so, then we are not perfect.
3. Sublime as the expansion of imagination into meaning. Sublime is a powerful aesthetic feeling. It is the quality of greatness, whether physical, moral, intellectual, metaphysical, aesthetic, spiritual, or artistic. The sublime definition is applied when a person feels that he is dealing with something that is far beyond his scale of beauty. Sublime is beautiful, projected onto infinity with a greater reason or purpose. Issues of sublime:
Physiological effects of sublimity express the dual emotional quality of fear and attraction. It is described as a sensation attributed to sublimity as the sweet pain of delight which is replaced by a feeling of insightful pleasure.
Now, when we defined three main phenomenons of aesthetics, let's complete its understanding with examples and add wedding photography styles to reveal the Ultimate wedding trend: Perfection: (Traditional (Classic) Photography) 1. The bride was perfect and the window on the background fit the composition perfectly. Beauty: (Traditional (Classic) Photography and Art Key Photography) The bride looked beautiful in her dress. The geometry of the building and the curves of her silhouette made a composition attractive.
Sublime: (Photojournalistic(Candid) & Art key Photography) The kiss of the bride was sublime. A tear of joy on her cheek and rainbow in the sky right above made it look like something divine has blessed their marriage. Which one resonates with your emotions and feelings most?
The World's 2022 Ultimate Trend for Art is to transmit emotions, feelings, and beauty.
The sublime beauty of emotion radiates from within and the objective is the conscious awareness of this emotion through greater values projected through the captured momentum. Sublime doesn't require perfection. Sublime requires meaningfulness. New supremacy or Wedding Photography expression is to be authentic self, imperfectly perfect in your own way with endless pleasure and acceptance to complex emotions in their fullest through the transmission of images, sublimation, skills and empathy abilities of an artist. Forget Perfection. Sublime Art through meaning. Stay real.