Where did the term Trash-the-Dress Come from…..?
There has been much debate as to where the term and the craze “Trash the Dress” came from, however, I believe that it was really a Las Vagas photographer John Michael Cooper who started the ball rolling as he was a very “non-conformist” photographer and who likes “shooting things his own damn way” un-quote!
There is no doubt his early work in this area was bleeding edge, adventurous and creative and I for one support that approach wholeheartedly. It clearly doesn’t need to be shot around the wedding time, a year afterwards on your anniversary is a great time and – of course – the “Dress does not need to be Trashed” . Just have a fun fashion or fine-art shoot in your local wooded area, beach or with the appropriate permissions – Building Site!!!
Here is a link to John Michael Cooper’s Website: https://altf.com/