This gay couple from Houston, Texas hired me to take portraits of them before their wedding ceremony and settled on Walt Disney Concert Hall as their location of choice.
This photograph is a homage to Kilroy illustrations made famous during World War II. The Kilroy illustration typically featured a cartoon face with eyes nose and hands peering above a wall with the accompanying text "Kilroy was here." For this image, I simply played off that idea. In the background of this photograph you will see a handprint on the wall. That handprint was really there but it was not made by either of the grooms. I debated quite a bit whether or not I should remove the hand using Photoshop, but in the end, I liked the fact that it created a question in the viewer's mind. Why is that hand there? Why didn't he remove that hand? Did someone in this photograph make that hand? Is the hand important? Is it part of the story? As a photographer, we succeed when we are able to create questions in the mind for the viewer without creating confusion. I'm still not sure if I succeeded in this goal with this particular inclusion, but I'd like to think it's not the end of the world if I didn't. What do you think?
Location: 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.