Lovestruck by Lydia Metral

The series Lovestruck illustrates an idealized love that is passionate and obsessive. It is a romantic walk, a fiction built around intimate fleeting moments photographed over the period of a year before or after making love. Lovestruck is a sequence of contemplative photos of what it means to be loved in moments of abandon, a love story that is both unique and universal, punctuated by moments of solitude and introspection. It is the account of a love captured in time where the photographer is both observer and participant.


I encounter millions of bodies in my life; of these millions, I may desire some hundreds; but of these hundreds, I love only one.

Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments

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