A Declaration of Love

“When I see lover’s names carved into a tree I don’t think it’s cute, I just think it’s strange how many people take knives on a date.”

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21 thoughts on “A Declaration of Love

  1. I’ve never thought about that either. Ha ha ha! Weirdos. Your photos of the carvings are fantastic but I have to say that it’s a practice I hate. Nothing says love like defacing and scarring a tree, right?

    • I have always wondered where the tradition came from, maybe at a time when there was no paper or internet to update everyone with your status update. I am not a fan of graffiti including this type and I have never been inclined to do it myself. I much prefer a love lock on a bridge.

  2. I have to join the group in saying the quote is awesome. 🙂 Such a good point.

    I also really like your treatment of these carvings in B&W, I think it adds more character, texture, and story to them. In a lot of ways I first saw them differently. Some look like images from Graphic Art while others look like skin, some metallic even. Grouping them together like this also helped me to get lost in what they are and aren’t.


    • Thanks for taking the timw to comment. Black and white and texture always mix well together, I added a soft pink to the shadows that you can just feel which helps soften the blacks. I am glad that they made you look beyond the simple carving.
      Also the quote is pretty funny.

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