Alexis Bourdillat is the passionate French photographer behind WeLockLove, dedicated to capturing the profound emotions of people. In 2013, at the age of 20, Alexis embarked on a remarkable journey, spending six months capturing the love messages engraved in the iconic padlocks attached to the Pont des Arts in Paris, famously known as the LoveLock Bridge. With firm determination, he meticulously photographed each individual lovelock and precisely located them on the bridge, immortalizing an astounding total of 36,979 messages!
An "OctoPanel" is a captivating Part of the Lovelock Bridge - a mosaic of individual lovelock photos, composed by those from the same area. This exquisite artwork represents one large area made of 8 panels - enclosed by two lamps posts. There are 14 OctoPanels on the bridge in total. Crafted from Alexis Bourdillat's collection of 36,979 lovelocks photographed in 2013 on Paris' iconic Pont des Arts, known as the Lovelock Bridge, these mosaics beautifully capture the heartfelt atmosphere emanating from thousands of love messages. The removal of all lovelocks in 2015 and the impossibility of attaching new ones highlight the delicate nature of these collective physical artworks, underscoring the importance of immortalizing them in a digital reality. Embark on a captivating journey by exploring WeLockLove website, where you can browse through the 14 OctoPanels and navigate on the digital Pont des Arts to rediscover the magic.