Ada Wang's Photography Takes Viewers Below the Water

 - Feb 7, 2013
References: 500px & mymodernmet
Ada Wang's photography work features submerged, floating women who have a mermaid quality about them. Her subjects are brides who fall deep below the water's surface, and despite their recent marriages, they all appear to be sad, depressed and resigned.

Bouquets of colorful flowers are paired with these faux brides. The altar-bound days are portrayed as entirely disdainful here, breaking with most artists and photographers who depict the occasions as jovial and celebratory. This alternative look at the traditional ceremonies is groundbreaking, speaking to Wang's talent and appreciation of alternative viewpoints.

The sheets of glistening water cushion the blow of her harsh message however, making her pieces appear quite dainty in the face of her evident disregard for nuclear matrimonial models.