Love in the Wind – Balloon project

Few weeks after the Valentine’s day I woke up, early Saturday morning – looking on the balloons levitating on our sealing and a great idea was born for my What is LOVE? article! Looked outside on the London sky – Yeey no rain! Even a bit of sunshine here and there…

Perfect! Lets do it! Project – 3 balloons filled with helium on the brick wall background. Simples!
To prevent three balloons from flying away, I tided them up to the shoes. Camera ready. Tripod too. Let’s go outside to that great spot just across the street. Well not so fast young lady :) I forgot about endless remorseless London’s WIND!!! So I arrange my balloons, got camera ready and stayed there laughing as I watched the balloons hit the floor the second I stepped away! :) My simple idea to do a quick photo-shoot of 3 balloons was blown away :D

After initial disappointment my brain adapted (or simply woke-up, it was Saturday 7am after all), so I start to improvise. I tried few locations, adapted positioning and waited around for a quite some time… managed to get an image which was just about right and around 300 of misfits. Well this beautifully documents my Saturday morning project progress, which I can now share with you. Now those balloons will stay alive forever :)

Why the Balloons?

Well apart from the obvious “I love you” sign, shape & colour. Balloons are perfect representation of that precious vulnerable feeling called LOVE. Just a thin bit of plastic filled with air or helium… But yet it can bring you joy & happiness! We have to protect it from the sharp outside world in order to enjoy it for longer.

Why the Shoes?

At first it was just something that will keep those balloons in place. But then when I had a second look I realised its also a display of the relationship. Man & woman, man & man, woman & woman – regardless of the shape the inside is what matters the most. Don’t quite get all the fuss around the homosexual relationships? Is it better to pretend, suffer & lie or eventually hurt someone by all that hidden rage? A red high heels are simply not made for hiking :)

No matter the gender – our feelings are swept away in the wind. As much we fight and try, its simply stronger then we are most of the time. Most of us just go with a flow, some of us fight it. Certainly its one of those things which we can not fully control, just like the wind. Sometimes its a beautiful dance of two hearts together, sometimes its a constant fight a reach out.

Thanks for reading!

Have a look on the short “movie” of Love in the Wind :)

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