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This couple have found an unusual way of dealing with a long-distance relationship

He’s in Seoul, she’s in New York – but this helps them share their lives apart.

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LONG DISTANCE relationships are tough, but this engaged couple has found a way to make the distance between them feel a little smaller.

Li Seok and Danbi Shin are both artists hailing from South Korea. Danbi is currently working in New York, while Seok lives in Seoul.

A few months ago, they started a photography project called Half & Half as a way to share their daily lives together.

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The photographs are taken simultaneously, despite the time difference, and reflect how similar their lives are, despite being miles apart.

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Speaking to Buzzfeed, Danbi said that the project keeps them bonded together while she’s away:

I just wanted to embrace the romantic and normal moments as an ordinary couple, imagining eating cereal and watching taxis go by together.

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Their project has gone viral across the world – Danbi says that they’ve received messages from other couples in long distance relationships who were touched by the project’s message.

Follow Half & Half on Danbi and Li’s Instagram here.

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