• Long distance couple Half&Half project

World's most creative couple show us long distance love CAN work...

When Flame Introductions went from being London based to UK wide, we launched a blog offering our tips for keeping long distance love alive. In it we recommended that lovers grappling with geography plan together, communicate regularly and involve one another in the minutiae of their daily lives.

One couple quite literally living and breathing these mantras are Danbi Shin and Seok Li, two young artists who are making their love travel from New York to Seoul and back again on a daily basis – and inviting the world along for the ride.

The talented artists have launched a spectacular art series called Half&Half. In it they each fill half a photograph frame in such a way that the overall affect brings them together as a couple – whether that’s two halves of a breakfast bowl or themselves ‘facing one another’ though they are currently nearly 7,000 miles apart.

To add to the connection, the pair takes their half of the photograph at exactly the same moment in time, creating a shared experience in spite of not being together. 

“I stand before you after a walk. We gaze at each other and share the same feeling at the same time but from a different place. I miss you,” writes Danbi on the caption for the image at the top of this page, offering a glimpse into how the project is making the distance in their relationship more bearable. “I miss the feeling of holding on to your hand. I reach forward to touch the light. Will you feel what I am feeling?,” he says in another, which depicts a collage of the pair’s hands in their separate environments.

We’re blown away by the cleverness of the images, and the message beneath: that true love really can conquer all – geography included. 

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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.