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║ How “Confront” became “Heartbroken”…

The last couple of years have not been easy. I broke up with my wife and I have also struggle with a few relationships… This image represents the struggles and fights I have had for the last few years…

I was running a photography workshop in Lapland (Finland) in February this year and I was looking forward to photographing the “frozen trees”. It had been a great year with lots of snow and the landscape was absolutely amazing. I had never seen anything like that. It was like being in another planet with minimum temperatures of -28 C.

When we went to photograph to Riisitunturi National Park during the first day of the tour I saw these two frozen trees in front of me and I instantly thought of a couple of figures, angry and fighting with each other. During that trip I was having some issues with my ex-girlfriend and I couldn’t help it but that is what I saw.

"Confront" was sent to the Head On awards (with minor post-processing as I sent the image from Finland when I was running the trip). It was one of the finalist images… But I was still looking at this image and I thought that I had to do something with it...

…and this is the story of how “heartbroken” was created…

It was a Sunday. I was struggling, feeling very depressed and having a really tough time with issues relating to a past relationship.

I decided to sit down and do some processing to relax and forget. It didn’t really help but it took me a few hours to create “heartbroken”. I will always remember that Sunday. It was one of the hardest days of my life. At least I came up with a nice image...

They say that there is a link between depression and creativity. I don’t know but I worked on the original image for hours and hours. I couldn’t leave my seat. I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to get there and get the result that I wanted but in the end I managed to get a fairly good heart shape that was recognized by many colleagues.

It is tricky to understand the story of this image if it is not told but I a lot of people have connected with it.

As you can see the heart is not complete, it is broken as the two figures barely touch themselves.

The point is that even the most difficult relationships can be resolved. If there is love, it can be repaired. But sometimes, it is not possible. When love is broken, it can’t be repaired, and that is what this image represents.

How “Confront” became “Heartbroken”…

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