title. Stain

name. Lucia Villegas

right now. First year studying Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh


Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture? 

I wanted to capture a moment of love.

Where were you when you realised you wanted to make this piece of art?

I knew I wanted to capture my two friends together, but I chose the location because I thought the city was a really beautiful background to encompass the subjects.

Can you describe the moment you captured the photo?

I didn’t give my friends any directions, I simply applied red lipstick onto Vittoria. They then showed me their love in simple ways.

Were you listening to music when you created this piece?

I was not. I think a song which could go well with this piece would be Attics of my Life by the Grateful Dead.

What have you learnt since creating this piece?

I was reminded that love is spontaneous.

Where do you dream of living?

I dream of living in Rome or Florence.

What does red remind you of?

Red reminds me of love, passion, anger, hatred - emotions that may be considered opposites but that are actually very close to each other and can often flow into one another fairly easily.