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For a few years, I was on the hunt for love graffiti. Not ‘graffiti art’, not the obvious stuff to photograph – just the hastily scrawled, hormone-driven declarations of emotion that wind up on phone boxes, toilet walls & in the shadows of bridges & doorways.

Call me a hopeless romantic, but I relate. I don’t really get the ‘tagging’ thing or the urge to deface stuff with scally scrawlings, but the idea of feeling so full of love that you need to write it down for all to see – well, you have to be pretty hard hearted to truly hate on that. It’s oddly human, and entirely timeless – from heart-wrapped initials carved into a tree to engraved padlocks on Paris bridges, generations of couples just trying to say the same thing.

I guess I stopped taking these shots a year or two ago, and then forgot it was ever even a project. I found the photos again recently and wanted to put them together, in memory of all those long-lost love affairs in European cities.

They’re not my best pictures, being a few years old, but what the hell – you’re here now. Might as well take a look 😉

6 Comments

  • Sara Tasker

  • January 11, 2016

thanks Monica! Can’t beat a bit of mush sometimes 😉 xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • January 11, 2016

Thanks Claire x

  • Sara Tasker

  • January 11, 2016

yes, it’s surprisingly rare now I think! Maybe because we’re all writing it on twitter and facebook instead? x

  • Farrah Dupoux

  • January 10, 2016

That’s a beautiful mix of photos. I don’t usually see graffiti art like that anymore. Most of the stuff I see nowadays are either gang related or the more artistic stuff, which is beautiful too.

  • Monica Galvan

  • January 10, 2016

Love this collection of photos! Such a beautiful theme.

  • Claire Armstrong

  • January 09, 2016

What a lovely collection of photos I love your love theme.

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