I’m interested in internet specific stories, where the web isn’t just a medium to transmit information but a place where unique things happen.
I was browsing through dating websites and I found out that it was possible to make very specific searches: geographical, on interests, on sex and obviously on the age of potential partners. I set the age at “over 70” and stepped into a surprising world.
I imagined my grandmother, she’s about that age, presenting herself to the world, trying to highlight her best traits, with the idea that life can start again when you’re 70 and older.
The title that I gave to this project, 80s SWM seeks LTR, is built with acronyms that are used on chat lines and dating websites, and represents me as an older man in another life.—Federico Ciamei
Federico Ciamei is based in Milan. His series, 80s SWM seeks LTR (80 years old Single White Male searching for a Long Term Relationship), is “about love, online dating and older cupids”.
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