I had the great pleasure to be hired as the wedding photographer by a Russian couple who got married in Venice according to the Russian orthodox rites.
After the ceremony was over we enjoyed an informal walking photo shooting along the Venetian alleys. We stopped at Piazza San Marco to make some pictures of the bride feeding the pigeons, which always crowd Venice’s main square…a very typical picture for tourists, you would say.
Well, when I sat down to select and work on the pictures, I realized that this was not the case. I happened to shoot a “special guest” a blue piegon, whose strange skin colour is due to the creativity of Julian Charrière, a Swiss artist who fed about 60 pigeoens with special food to have their skin turning blue, green or even red.
Thanks to him, Venetian people and vistors can enjoy a kind of “pigeons safari” and I had the chance to add a colourful stroke to one of my photos, which I would like to call “The bride and the blue wedding guest“!