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.
Hemya Moran Invites Strangers to Partake in a Romantic Fantasy
1. Romantic Cliche Photography - There is a trend in photography where artists recreate romantic cliches with strangers, offering an alternative perspective on love and romance.
2. Perception Vs Reality - The disconnect between online representations of destinations and actual experiences is opening up opportunities for businesses to offer more authentic and personalized travel experiences.
3. Embracing Language Barriers - The willingness of strangers to participate in romantic photography despite language barriers highlights the potential for innovative cross-cultural communication tools and services.
1. Photography - Photography professionals can tap into the trend of romantic cliche photography to create unique and alternative visual narratives.
2. Travel and Tourism - The disconnect between online representations of destinations and actual experiences creates opportunities for the travel industry to offer more authentic and immersive travel experiences.
3. Cross-cultural Communication - The willingness of strangers to participate in romantic photography despite language barriers calls for innovative technologies and services that facilitate cross-cultural communication and connection.