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Interview with Ian Weldon, “not” a wedding photographer

  • Talks
  • 25/02/22

Ian Weldon is not a wedding photographer.

Shooting weddings was initially meant to be a way to make money to allow him to work on other documentary projects but he soon realised that weddings could become an interesting project in themselves.

Over the next 9 years, Ian shot more than 150 weddings in the UK and abroad and his individual style has led him to be feted as the “coolest wedding photographer in the world,” even while he continues to protest that he’s not a wedding photographer at all.

In 2019 Ian’s talent and dedication were rewarded with a solo exhibition at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol, where his work is also now held in the permanent collection. Amazingly, this show was the first exhibition of wedding photography in a fine art gallery in the UK. Ever. It also coincided with the publication of a monograph entitled ‘I Am Not A Wedding Photographer‘ co-published by the MPF and RRB Photo Books.

His photography has featured in numerous publications and websites worldwide (BBC World News, The Guardian, The Observer, Creative Review, i-D etc…) and he is also author and host of the popular and influential Outerfocus Podcastwhich explores the work of other photographers across all different fields of the genre.

Ian Weldon is represented by DMB Represents