Date(s) - 17th Jun 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fotografiska New York
Loving: A Photographic History shines a new light on the most written about, dramatized, or filmed emotions – love. The pages of our book portray love, but also courage – the courage that it took to memorialize that unmistakable look that occurs between two people in love. This book celebrates a loving past – a past that points towards the future. It’s message is for everyone. It’s universal.
Tom and Veli
“He was no model type with great muscles and I wasn’t the prince of his dreams. We had our fights. I guess I was jealous, too. He was young and still needed his freedom. He left me. Twice. I learned not to ask for explanations. I never liked the word ‘lover’ anyway.”
Veli, a boy, then a man, was Tom’s significant partner for twenty eight years. Veli was Tom’s junior by over a decade. They met one night coming home from the bars, crossing paths in the park adjacent to where Tom lived. Few words were shared but Tom took him home that
night, Veli stayed over, then there was breakfast. Tom went about his drawing the next day and Veli made himself useful, so he just stayed. It felt good and there was no reason for him not to continue to be there. “Well, why not?” was something that often came from Tom’s lips when explaining the reason for things happening. With Veli, it just felt right, he continued to stay and they set up house together.
Published: 17th June 2021