Photographer Met up With Strangers She Matched With on Tinder and Took Extremely Intimate Portraits With Them


“Vulnerability, and daring to let go, are signs of strength.”

After years of swiping, scrolling, and double-tapping her way through an endless feed of “polished” posts, Marie Hyld found herself yearning for something real. So, camera in hand, the 24-year-old photographer set out to find it.
The product of her search is a breathtaking project titled Lifeconstruction, a series of photographs that show Hyld embracing, kissing, and spending time with various individuals. While their intimate poses may suggest that these people are Hyld’s lovers or longtime partners, they’re actually all strangers whom she met moments before each photo was taken.