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    Andrew Lyman: Alone Together

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Andrew Lyman’s snaps create romantic stories for inanimate objects

Posted by Madeleine Morley,

My mum had this little tale that she used to tell me when I was a kid and we were walking down the street: if we saw two cars facing each other, she’d say they were having a cuddle and a kiss. It was quite a strange game, but always really sweet when we spotted two brightly coloured Volkswagen Beetles gazing into each other’s bubbly headlights.

It’s fun to create romantic narratives for inanimate objects, and Andrew Lyman does just that in his Alone Together series, where two balloons lovingly gravitate towards one another, and a pair of chimneys seem tragically close but forever out of reach. His photographs set out to conjure “feelings of intimacy and solitude through manufactured and found interactions,” and maybe after having a flick through these lo-fi snaps you’ll feel a little differently about only taking the salt shaker to the table this evening, and leaving heart-broken pepper behind.

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    Andrew Lyman: Alone Together

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    Andrew Lyman: Alone Together

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    Andrew Lyman: Alone Together

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    Andrew Lyman: Alone Together

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    Andrew Lyman: Alone Together

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Posted by Madeleine Morley

Madeleine joined It’s Nice That as a freelance editorial assistant in May 2014 having graduated from Cambridge University where she edited the student newspaper. In the autumn of 2014 she will begin her Masters course at The Courtauld Institute of Art where she will specialise in architecture.

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