Bethany Kimber

The Vulnerability of Us

The Vulnerability of Us has been produced to highlight and expose the highs and lows of dating as an adolescent in the 21st century. From online dating to the perils of incompatibility and fading romances, the raw nerve of uncertainty for a young adult can be rocky. The constant reminders from social media that you may not be enough puts pressure on couples and singles alike. The ideas behind this series stem from my own experiences with online dating as a young adult. The inhabitant(s) of these images symbolise the digital space of these dating apps, all on one platform but not knowing who exactly is sharing the space on someone else's account.
 
Are young adults losing touch with romance due to technology? Is it possible that viewers of these photographs might reflect on their own romantic needs and reignite their romantic flames? As Helen Fisher says “having a romantic drive is natural” (Why We Love, 2005) and we should not starve ourselves of it.

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