Mon Couer

Mon Couer seeks to explore the notions of love and relationships from different cultures around the world.

Lightning strikes
First Sight
Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Charlotte Parker

“Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightning, so powerful and intense it can’t be denied. It’s beautiful and messy, cracking a chest open and spilling their soul out for the world to see. It turns a person inside out, and there’s no going back from it. Once the thunderbolt hits, your life is irrevocably changed.”― J.M. Darhower, Sempre

Le coup de foudre, which literally translates to “a bolt or flash of lightning, or a thunderbolt” has a common figurative meaning in French: “love at first sight,” which delivers a kind of shock

The term 'Falling in love' describes strong feelings of attachment as a metaphor to the physical act of falling
Fall
Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Charlotte Parker
The term ‘Falling in love’ describes strong feelings of attachment as a metaphor to the physical act of falling.

Heartstrings
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Josh Ward
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Tug at your heartstrings; to prompt strong feelings of affection or sympathy.

Tu me manques
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Charlotte Mahdoodi
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Translated from English to French, ‘I miss you’ becomes ‘Tu me manques’. Reversing the translation, ‘Tu me manques’ is redefined as ‘You are missing from me’

Kintsugi
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Charlotte Mahdoodi
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley

Kintsugi – The Japanese use gold to mend cracks in their pottery, memorialising flaws through the acceptance and appreciation of history and age.

Upside down
Concept Design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Charlotte Mahdoodi
Photographer: Jonathan Macauley