Top: the melody censor
Bottom: sadandbeautiful (Sarah)
During the discussion for this collaboration, Sarah and I agreed that we were having a difficult time come up with ideas that didn't come across as cliche. Apart from that we only made choices on format of the photos (square) and if they should be b&w or colour. When she sent me her images to put the diptych together, I was shocked, and pleased at how well the 2 photos went together without any creative discussion!
She mentioned that her idea cam from some old movies (of her grandfather's?), and looking at them brought "kiss me like they do in the movies" to mind. I toyed with a couple of different ideas before settling on the shorthand version of kiss/hug, xo.