Everyone loves a love story – even between a horse and a squirrel. Photographer Asia Kepka is finding out just how MUCH love people have for Horace (the horse) and Agnes (the squirrel). Kepka and her girlfriend Lynn Dowling put the masks on and gave them names —Agnes is named after Dowling’s late mother; Horace after an unnamed Hollywood actor and ex-neighbor of Dowling.
“I’m always drawn to older people and coming up with characters. So when I saw them I thought of them as a lovely middle-aged couple who had fallen in love.”
Dowling then began writing the backstories about the pair: They met on a train, enjoy a great social life, they like to travel and love music. Over a year, 100 or so images and stories have been added to the series they called “Horace and Agnes: A Love Story.”
“I’ve got a huge collection of clothing—my house is kind of like a theater. Some people call it hoarding, but I call it collections. You never know what you’ll be fascinated or stimulated by. When you see an object, an entire story can evolve from it.”
Since the beginning, friends have expressed a desire to participate, new characters have appeared, a Facebook page got started, exhibitions planned, and now a prototype of a book. They are all totally charming. Check out more here.
(Photos, Asia Kepka Lynn Dowling; via Slate)