No more fear

Back in 2014, I was inmersed in one of my photowalks exploring Rijeka when I saw two young ladies in their mid 20's seating on a bench, looking back as if they were afraid of who would be watching, almost suspiciously as if they were hiding something.

At first, they didn't see me, and as I continued to walk they kissed each other for a few seconds, and gave each other a hug.

Suddenly they got back to a normal friendship behaviour, as they overheard my steps while I was walking on their direction, as if there was any shame on their actions.

This photograph was taken just a fraction of a second after that moment, it is blurry and dark but it represents the fear to negative consequences they felt just because they loved each other and their society put barriers to their love, providing them with a sense of guilt when they release those feelings.

Love. Rijeka, Croatia, 2014

At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won’t be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.
— George Clooney

No government, institution or religion has the right to decide who we love. No more fear.