21 year-old photographer Jordan Tiberio captured these intimate photos of a couple in their final months.
In dying relationships, there is often a palpable bittersweet undertone to everything the two of you do. Going out with friends, eating dinner together, even making love feels empty. These portraits, taken by photographer Jordan Tiberio, capture the feeling of isolation in togetherness that accompanies a young couple on the verge of a breakup. The effect is haunting, leaving the viewer with the distinct feeling of aloneness you get when your heart is breaking. The collection,“Two Souls,” was originally published in Upon Paper Magazine Issue #03: Lovers.
A message from Maris, the girl pictured:
“This is me. This is my ex-boyfriend Sam. He broke up with me on our one year anniversary. We lived together and I was left without a home and very much alone. We had been together for a year and we lived together for most of that year. We went everywhere together, we smoked the same cigarettes, we slept in the same bed. It’s been almost four months since he broke up with me. It was so hard but it’s gotten easier. I moved back in with my parents and I just started dating a really great boy. These pictures are weird to look at.
I thought when Jordan took them that we were so in love, it had just been my birthday and everything felt right and I was so happy. I was so happy. It’s hard to see these because I know now that Sam wanted to break up with me at the time these were taken and I was oblivious. He was my first real love. We don’t talk any more. I thought we could be friends but for whatever reasons, he stopped answering my messages and I stopped trying. But you know what? These pictures are special. They are real, tangible representation of something that changed my life and changed me for the better. I love you, Jordan, for taking these. Thank you.”
The photos below are NSFW.
Images via Jordan Tiberio.