I was ‘Love-Bombed’…

Selected as the target of sustained quick-fire idealisation so invasive and forceful that I felt very afraid rather than flattered. My instincts were going berserk and I knew I must listen to them…

But my mind was confused… On the surface, my bomber was a gentle saint. I looked deeper. With my intuition screaming so inexplicably loudly, I knew I had to somehow see who and what was really in front of me.

The love story being imposed upon me quickly became a terrifying scenario of manufactured identity and sinister motive. I woke up abruptly to the interplay between predator and unsuspecting prey that exists in the everyday under the guise of love and romance. It was a traumatic truth to learn…

The photo series ‘Disreality’ is a collection of original found photographs taken from the novella of the same name.

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