My friend Cindy asked me to take a series of pictures of her as a birthday gift for her boyfriend. The pictures were taken at her house. The idea was to represent her everyday life without him in Canada. Her boyfriend lives in China. For their long-distance relationship, this would be the best gift. I decided to take pictures of her sleeping, brushing her teeth, going to school, doing homework, cooking, and playing with her cat. The writing on these pictures are her birthday wishes for her boyfriend.
A long distance relationship across the ocean is very difficult. If this series of pictures could help them stay together, I would feel really rewarded. We posted the pictures online on a Chinese website and every picture got over a thousand hits in a week. Many people commented on the pictures to encourage them to stay strong in a long distance relationship. While reading the comments, I felt really touched by the power of photographs and their ability to convey the message of love.