Crush. It’s funny how the same word for the feeling of disappointment
can be used for the feeling of attraction. The Oxford English Dictionary
states one of the meanings for the word crushed as “a strong and
unreasoning, but transitory attachment.”
The art of doing something else other than the work you're supposed to do, is addictive.
The excitement of doing something that you shouldn't be doing,
along with the consequences if you're caught doing it,
are so strong that it often pulls others away from their own art.
“I read once about a woman whose secret fantasy was to have an affair with an artist. She thought he would really see her. He would see every curve, every line, every indentation and love them because they were part of the beauty that made her unique.”
— Sean Ellis, Cashback (2006)
Photographed by Raffaele Cariou for November Magazine