Lost Valentine

โ€˜Lost Valentineโ€™ is a visual essay about the fundamental human desire for love and the dream to meet the contemporary version of the knight on a white horse. Fairy tale expectations for romantic love are fuelled and inflated today by social media and marketing to previously unknown heights. They create a fragile world of reverie that makes falling in love even more elusive. Longing for love is often a dream yet an escape from the paradoxes of life in fast paced megalopolises around the world. Musing and looking for Valentine offers sweetness, hope, an escape and a so much needed dose of magic to the disillusioned stress abundant reality. Walking in the nights in Tokyo I was attempting to grasp whether all those wonderfully beautiful young women dream about their Valentine or were they already in love with the dream of him.

๐Ÿ’Œย My lost Valentine ๐Ÿ’...I was waiting for you... I was looking for you...

I am dressing up tonight - I am putting on a dress ๐Ÿ‘—, a beautiful one! Probably a hat too ๐Ÿ‘’.. actually not sure yet.๐ŸŒ‚๐Ÿ‘›ย But I will wear a lipstick๐Ÿ’„ย , for sure - a red one. You love red, right?! Or may be pink?!ย ๐Ÿ‘„

Are you going to meet me? ... Today, tonight, tomorrow? Or may be yesterday?

I am looking for you in the crowd. I see you when I sleep, but I can't when I am awake...I lose you.

I am alone, the city is so big, so many people and dazzling lights, I can't see you. Do you see me? Are you coming? Are we going to meet? Please wait for me, look for me! I want us to meet...๐ŸŽˆ

My lost Valentine ๐Ÿ’, I tried to love you, but you didn't try.๐Ÿ’˜

My lost Valentine ๐Ÿ’, we didn't meet yet, right?!ย โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–

I will be out tonight, I will be beautiful for you... My lost Valentine.

Tokyo, 2016

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