Project 59 BRIDES examines the bride fetish of our culture and the social outcome of private relationships. Toward the end of the 20th century the “brides” culture became more and more exclusive. A nice new dress of any color in the 19th century first adopted the white color and then transformed into a ball gown never to be worn again, a huge void in our recycling era; outrageously expensive and labor-intense outfit used only for one day. Irina and Hiram created project 59 Brides to recycle the lavish momentum of weddings into art. They collected a series of pictures of Hiram with 58 different brides that they met accidently. Irina became bride #59. Wedding pictures are known for special staging and setup. 59 Brides offer a set of alternative wedding pictures made during spontaneous and quick intrusions. Project 59 BRIDES was the first collaborative project of Irina Danilova and Hiram Levy. It started on May 25th, 2003, during Hiram and Irina’s first date and finished on January 20th, 2005, at their wedding. A photograph Irina took of Hiram during their first date accidentally had a bride in the background. It became the first photograph in the series. The rest of the photos were taken in Cleveland, New York, Nantucket, Davenport, Boulder, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Prague, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sidney and Kharkov. HIRAMANDIRINA.