New York, Seoul, and a couple of romantic ‘half-hearted’ photographs taken to express love towards each other on the other side of the globe draws the viewer’s attention.
In recent years, photographs taken as part of the ‘Half & Half’ project, which pop artists Shin Dan-Bi and Lee Seok made together online, are spreading.
The two lovers lived in New York and Seoul each, respectively, until last year, took a half-shot of their place, completed a single photo, and placed it on the couples instagram.
Lee’s girlfriend in the photo shown is on a Brooklyn Bridge in New York on a cloudy afternoon, and Shin’s boyfriend is facing each other in the darkness of the Deoksugung Palace on a dark night.
At the same time, they walk in the other space and look at each other with the same heart. When they miss the touch of their hand, they stretch their hand over the air and touch the light.
Trivial routines are also shared by two people. Whether you are eating, drinking, looking at motorbikes or trucks passing by, or even in a tall building in the city, they always think of each other. In the photos of two people who seem to be beyond the physical distance of the opposite side of the world, they seem to love each other.
Shin Dan-Bi and Lee Seok began their work on “I want to record every moment of love”. So they created the moments of love that they found in the ordinary and trivial everyday life of long-distance couples as works of art.
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Then, last year, the two people went beyond the physical streets to become ‘one’, also made the movie ‘Half-Half’ with Shin’s boyfriend Lee Seok to see his girlfriend Shin Dan -bi.
The half-screen video, which starts in New York and Seoul, respectively, included a moment when boyfriend Lee Seok started his flight from Seoul to the moment he arrived in New York, and then met his girlfriend Shin Dan-Bi, who was waiting for him in New York.
This video has attracted a lot of attention online because of its beautiful screen and atmosphere filled with love.
On the other hand, after long-distance love has ended, the two people have finally come together in one space are now working as a couple of artist groups called ‘Shin Dan-Bi Lee Seok Art’.
In addition, they are exhibiting their galleries in Sogye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.