Ada Wang Captures an Array of Complex and Contradictory Emotions

By: Ariel Weber - Published: Feb 6, 2013 • References: 500px and mymodernmet
These hauntingly beautiful photos by Ada Wang show a very contradictory relationship between what the bride's clothes represent and what her physical state and submerged body symbolizes.

Though a wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of one's life, there is always a very opposing side to one's state of mind. This photo series captures both the beauty and happiness of that day as the woman is fully dressed up in her beautiful white gown and gripping onto her multi-colored bouquet of flowers. Her submerged state symbolizes a melancholy and helpless confinement as she is trapped under water. The bride is stuck in a proverbial glass case of emotions, which she is unable to escape from. It is interesting that Ada Wang is able to articulate this in picture format and demonstrate how a symbolic act of unifying and solidifying people's commitment to each other can leave some feeling confined and utterly helpless.