Aaron and Rosie Forever – A Flickr Love Story

A little romance to start your weekend.

What happens when 2 photographers fall in love across an ocean ?

You get a visual love story that could only happen with today’s technology.
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24-year-old designer and photographer Aaron Nace and 17-year-old student and part-time waitress Rosie Hardy found each other’s photos on internet on the same day. Kismet.

But Aaron Nace is in North Carolina, and Rosie Hardy is in the UK.

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Both incredibly talented artists, check the site called ARF (aaronrosieforever.blogspot.com), who have been sharing work remotely and fell in love online in the most visual way: they fell in love with each others photographs.

And now, they make images together, called Collaboration Sundays, and have started the business we mentioned above. Two artists following their hearts and passion, as one. That’s the best.

Follow this touching digital love story by checking back to the site.
And visit their Flickr pages at Aaron and Rosie on Flickr.

And get some valuable , technical, information in the process. I’m thinking it’s a good call to learn from these two. They have an amazing on-line course that they teach in 2 hour blocks. Seems like a good investment.

[photopress:2929649372_79c8a40851.jpg,full,centered]© Rosie Hardy
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Incredibly talented. Incredibly in love.
Fairy tales can come true.

As a matter of fact, Aaron just emailed us , and this is what he had to say:
“First off we both started our 365 projects after seeing other talented photographers on Flickr already involved in the project. Rosie and I had some interest in photography at the time, but had no idea where it would take us. When we each started the project we had no idea who each other was. We would meet about 2 weeks after Rosie started posting photos on Flickr. In an amazing coincidence we discovered each other’s photo streams on the same day! Instantly we both made it a priority to contact each other. There was something special about Rosie and i knew it right away – we were destined to be together.

We started sending messages back and forth on Flickr, which turned into an amazing adventure series. in 2 weeks time we were writing each other for about 3 hours a day, taking our characters in the adventure series to far off places and exotic fantasies.

It became clear through all of this that we were VERY compatible, and from the begenning we said that we share the same brain, something I know is true now more than ever. After a few months of talking literally ALL the time, I made the trip to Europe to see Rosie, it was perfect in every sense of the word. I have never felt more myself around anyone, I know she loves me for exactly who i am and I love her for who she is. It is a modern day fairy tale.

As far as our work goes, we both continue to take self portraits every day, but we each have very different styles, and I think that is as important as anything. We are never in competition, we are always a team.”

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