Hemya Moran recreates romantic cliches with strangers for her latest series 'Love in Deauville.'
Moran's perception of Deauville, France was based almost entirely off of Google images. She amassed a collection of photos in which everyone seemed to be blissfully, happily in love. Deauville came across as a dreamy, coastal town so saturated with love and romance that it seemed to literally hang in the air, almost tangible.
When Moran finally arrived in Deauville, she was eager to create some of her own romantic moments. She approached strangers who, despite the language barrier, were only too enthusiastic to be photographed in the romantic context. Moran wuickly realized that the images she had based her assumptions on weren't necessarily reflective of everyone's experience.