First, even though I'm quite a pessimist and always expect the worst about most situations, I have a tiny bit of hope in things getting better. I try to create my definition of dark beauty. Something about going through difficult things in life that makes us stronger and a better person. You know, something like after a huge storm there is a rainbow but the storm still has it's shinning moments. Quite corny but quite true. I do not romanticize the heartbreak itself, I romanticize the idea of someone broken that wants his pieces back together and maybe in a future that will happen. The idea of everything getting better, the idea of light at the end of the tunnel.
My second reason is, doing a piece of art about something traumatic/important of your life appeals not only to your feelings, but to others'. Not only in photography, but in music, painting, writing, etc. it's my way of trying to tell others that they're not alone because I know what feeling lonely is like and do not want anyone to go through that. I want to make a strong connection with the audience with something more than just being "beautiful" or "creepy". So, maybe the final piece it's not romantic itself, but the others and I think of it that way, because it goes through our skin and into our hearts.
I'm not the kind of guy who writes about something and post it online, more when it comes to deep stuff, but since I started my blog, I thought I could bring this things that are quite important to me in discussion. Some may agree with me on these theme, some may not and its just ok. If you have any idea/opinion, let me know.
Happy Valentine's Day,
P.S. If you have a partner, hope you had a great day, if not, hope you had a great day! Love is not something we only give to others, we can give it to ourselves too.