Love Project - Masumi

I wanna talk about the first time I felt really loved. For me, it’s more on a repetitive basis I feel like. I think it was when Chadsen and I were dating, maybe about a year into it. I actually came from a family that basically, to put it short, I don’t feel like I knew what it was to really be loved. It was just an extremely dysfunctional family, my parents divorced maybe a year after I got married, and my brother got deported. 

I wanna talk about the first time I felt really loved. For me, it’s more on a repetitive basis I feel like. I think it was when Chadsen and I were dating, maybe about a year into it. I actually came from a family that basically, to put it short, I don’t feel like I knew what it was to really be loved. It was just an extremely dysfunctional family, my parents divorced maybe a year after I got married, and my brother got deported. 

It was just a huge mess, and so when I met Chadsen, he was like the polar opposite of my parents. He was extremely loving from the very beginning, and I think the first time I felt really loved by him, it was a time when I was having a huge breakdown. I get a lot of anxiety, and I think it was a time where there was just so much chaos in my family.⠀

It was just a huge mess, and so when I met Chadsen, he was like the polar opposite of my parents. He was extremely loving from the very beginning, and I think the first time I felt really loved by him, it was a time when I was having a huge breakdown. I get a lot of anxiety, and I think it was a time where there was just so much chaos in my family.⠀

And my mind was nuts, I was just so emotionally unstable. I was angry, I was crying. I was getting anxiety attacks. I was constantly thinking, “He’s judging me, he’s judging me, I can’t control myself, I’m going nuts,” and I remember he hugged me, he just told me, “I accept you for how you are and I love you for that,” and it wasn’t just once like that, we’ve been married for about four and a half years and it’s just constantly repeating like that.

And my mind was nuts, I was just so emotionally unstable. I was angry, I was crying. I was getting anxiety attacks. I was constantly thinking, “He’s judging me, he’s judging me, I can’t control myself, I’m going nuts,” and I remember he hugged me, he just told me, “I accept you for how you are and I love you for that,” and it wasn’t just once like that, we’ve been married for about four and a half years and it’s just constantly repeating like that.

Yes, I still get my anxiety attacks and all these mood swings and I get nervous about everything, but he always encourages me to do what I want to pursue in life. There have been so many times where it’s literally just like that. He just takes me in his arms and says, 'I still love you, I love you how you are.'"⠀

Yes, I still get my anxiety attacks and all these mood swings and I get nervous about everything, but he always encourages me to do what I want to pursue in life. There have been so many times where it’s literally just like that. He just takes me in his arms and says, 'I still love you, I love you how you are.'"⠀

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Welcome to the Love Project. I give someone 3 prompts to choose from (all relating to love), they answer one prompt, and I photograph them (with b&w film) while they answer. Come back every week for a new story of love. If you would like to participate in this project, and I really hope you do, then email me at photographyhill@gmail.com to set something up.

Love Project - Andrew

So when I first started actually falling in love with Allie, I guess, we had talked quite a few times prior to that, but when it really ended up happening, I was in Alaska and she was in New York. For some reason, being that far apart made us realize what we were finally starting to realize about each other, and we texted back and forth every chance we got. 

So when I first started actually falling in love with Allie, I guess, we had talked quite a few times prior to that, but when it really ended up happening, I was in Alaska and she was in New York. For some reason, being that far apart made us realize what we were finally starting to realize about each other, and we texted back and forth every chance we got. 

I was on a cruise so I was in and out of service, but there was a time when we were talking that I ended up watching the sunset for the two of us. Obviously she wasn’t there to watch it so I was describing it to her.  I ended up buying a ring for her, not a wedding ring, but just a ring, and brought it back. 

I was on a cruise so I was in and out of service, but there was a time when we were talking that I ended up watching the sunset for the two of us. Obviously she wasn’t there to watch it so I was describing it to her.  I ended up buying a ring for her, not a wedding ring, but just a ring, and brought it back. 

I think it was within 24 hours after she got home, we ended up just going off and talking. We had a little spot near her house where we would go and it was the middle of a park in the grass. We were talking and that’s about when I realized that I’d fallen in love with her. I told her, and I kissed her, and it freaked her out a little bit because she wasn’t quite there yet. Between all of that and leading up to it, I knew I could love her prior to that, but right around then is when I figured out that I did.

I think it was within 24 hours after she got home, we ended up just going off and talking. We had a little spot near her house where we would go and it was the middle of a park in the grass. We were talking and that’s about when I realized that I’d fallen in love with her. I told her, and I kissed her, and it freaked her out a little bit because she wasn’t quite there yet. Between all of that and leading up to it, I knew I could love her prior to that, but right around then is when I figured out that I did.

Pentax 645n -400TX+2 - Find Lab

Welcome to the Love Project. I give someone 3 prompts to choose from (all relating to love), they answer one prompt, and I photograph them (with b&w film) while they answer. Come back every week for a new story of love. If you would like to participate in this project, and I really hope you do, then email me at photographyhill@gmail.com to set something up.