henrylohmeyer henrylohmeyer

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h e n r y .  A maker of photographs, a writer of words and a listener of songs. 🇺🇸|🇫🇷

I’ve been shot at with tear gas, water canons and rubber bullets, but working with a model was the first time I felt fear. Thanks for being an incredible muse, @rainythesleet and thank you @tveer.co and @xd_outt for hanging out and allowing me the time in your amazing space.

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My father told me a story once, not sure if it’s true, but I want to believe it is. He asked me, “Son, can you see love?” I responded that I didn’t know. He said, “Oh, though you can—in Notre Dame.” He began a wondrous story. He spoke of Quasimodo and the miraculously beautiful Esméralda, a gypsy girl he fell in love with. She was hunted by the same church he served and had to flee Paris. This broke Quasimodo’s heart. He was never to see her again. One of his task was to ring the bells each day. He couldn’t ring the bell the way it was designed, his hunched back wouldn’t allow him to pull the rope. He had to lay on a block of wood and kick the bells for them to begin ringing. He did this day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, for only to profess his love for her. If you go to the top of the Cathedral you’ll see the warp in the wood where he laid. My father said, “Look there one day, and if you do, you’ll have seen what love looks like.” I’ve been to Notre Dame many times, never wanting to make that trek to the top. I want my own truth—my father’s truth. My heart breaks today.

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My childhood home had radiator heat. The steam, the ambient warmth and the insistent banging. It was always startling, intrusive, but oddly comforting to me at that age. Radiators were like a protecting dragon, I miss their hiss and their overseeing roar. It broke the cold silence, a silence that brought so much unsettling unknown—a truth that seemed taking at the time, but now fosters strength, perseverance and held love. I miss the broken silences.

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