Long-distance relationships suck. Having your partner in crime living half way across the globe (or hey, maybe even just a few states away) is never ideal, but you can’t choose who you love, now can you? Although you may not be able to spend Sundays brunching it up with your babe, we are lucky to be living in an era with more forms of communication than ever before. Lookin’ at you, Skype.

With platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, it’s easier than ever to share your day with that special someone. But if that still doesn’t feel like enough, we suggest you take a cue from this artistic couple currently living in NYC and Seoul who decided to use their time apart to not only stay connected, but also to create an art project via Instagram.


Throughout the account, Danbi Shin and Seok Li take matching photos throughout their days and then collage them together to create one fluid image. The project is titled “Half and Half.” They write, “Their art started with a simple thought of wondering if anything can be created while being away from each other. The project aims to discover the similarities during the course of a completely different lifestyle between New York and Seoul.”


The photos are taken simultaneously despite their locations’ 14-hour time difference. We see Danbi and Seok doing all the normal couple things, like sharing a meal, getting ice cream, going sightseeing, etc.


Obviously, Danbi and Seok’s situation is not ideal, but we’re throwing some major props their way for not only making the best of their situation, but also managing to turn it into a stellar photography series.

Are you in a long-distance relationship? How do you and your partner stay connected?

(Photos via @shinliart)