Fragments The Long-Distance Lovers
What is it like to be in a relationship and be constantly separated from your lover?
In the ‘Fragments’ series I explore how it feels to be together and apart as long-distance lovers. The long waits, the longing to be reunited, the special moments along with the anxiety of an imminent separation. Moving across four countries, ‘Fragments’ is a story of a chase, a love letter slowly unfolding across the sea.
I met John in London, UK, in 2012 and we fell in love during that summer. Friends, dinners, parties and walks in the park. Time did not constrain us back then when we were floating peacefully in a never-ending ‘today’. When I moved to New York City, our time together started to become precious and intensified and this visual journey began.
Three cities, four countries and two continents. The starting point in London then New York – my adopted home, Dublin – John’s homeland in Ireland and Italy, where I grew up. These are the emotional landscapes of a tale of love and trust, friendship, separation and reunion.