Stitching the scene – Couple match travel photos when they’re apart!
A jet setting couple have found the perfect way to share their lives when they are apart – by stitching their snaps together.
Becca Siegel and Dan Gold, both 28, both have a real passion for travel.
But Dan’s job as a travelling photographer and Becca’s career as a translation manager means they cannot always spend time on the road together.
Keen to keep their connection when they are thousands of miles apart, the couple hit upon an idea to stay together.
They each take multiple photos wherever they are, and when they find similar ones, they stitch the two together.
So far they have matched mountains, money, buses and breakfasts from all over the world.
Becca said: “We met in December 2015 when we were both working in New York.
“When we went on our first date we realised we had so much in common, in particular a love of world travel.
“We started dating, but then Dan set off on a yearlong worldwide photography programme five months afterwards. But we decided we were going to stay together.
“We needed a project between us to share when we were apart, and we came up with the idea of putting our travel photos together.”
In the time that Dan has visited all five continents, Becca has also travelled around America, to Mexico, and to Europe.
It has given them plenty of time to find great photos to merge.
Becca said: “I do get a little jealous of his travels as he is constantly moving around.
“But I’m very lucky that I’ve been able to keep it up myself. I was about to work in Israel for a bit because of my job.
“I do most of the photo editing, but we share our photos with each other a lot so we can both see which ones we think will match.
“Some of the photos, such as the money, we planned. Others just happen to work by coincidence. If something catches our eye then we will stitch them together.”
Dan’s project finishes in June, at which point the couple don’t know where they will be.
Becca said: “It will be lovely to spend more time with each other obviously.
“But this project has been a great thing to do.
“In the meantime, I’ve got two trips to South America, which I’m really looking forward to. It’s what keeps us going.”