Lonely Planet Writer

This beautiful Instagram account captures the long-distance relationship of two photographers

For those in long-distance relationships, it’s essential to keep communication open and treasure anything that will bring them closer together when they’re miles apart. Now one pair of photographers have a novel and beautiful way of documenting their long-distance relationship.

A post shared by becca & dan (@halfhalftravel) on Mar 24, 2017 at 8:34am PDT

Becca Siegel and Dan Gold are spending the year apart. Becca lives in New York City with international trips in between, while Dan is spending a year abroad, living and working in 12 different cities as part of the Remote Year project.

A post shared by becca & dan (@halfhalftravel) on Mar 21, 2017 at 4:42am PDT

The couple decided to keep the spirit of collaborating going with their Half Half Travel project. The concept is simple; splice together their complimentary travel photos, despite being taken at opposite ends of the globe.

A post shared by becca & dan (@halfhalftravel) on Jan 24, 2017 at 5:54am PST

The result is a vivid, slightly heartbreaking portrayal of long-distance relationship where sometimes the distance feels small and sometimes like a world away.

A post shared by becca & dan (@halfhalftravel) on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:25pm PST

It also serves as a more general and comforting reminder for travellers that the world, in all its differences, is not really too different after all.

A post shared by becca & dan (@halfhalftravel) on Dec 6, 2016 at 6:15am PST

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The details in the composition of the photos are incredible, with the different scenes being lined up perfectly to compliment and contrast with each other.

A post shared by becca & dan (@halfhalftravel) on Jan 30, 2017 at 5:31am PST

And they have great taste in travel guides too!