After the break-up, was there anything from your ex you just couldn't let go of? Perhaps an object you kept as a souvenir of sorts?
That is the exact question the Souvenir photo project, shot and conceived by photographer Sam Evans-Butler, is attempting to explore.
This project, archiving the stories of objects men still have from their ex-boyfriends, originally appeared in an issue of Hello Mr. magazine and is now being relaunched as a larger project for Valentine's Day. "When Sam pitched the idea to editor Ryan Fitzgibbon, the story really spoke to him because he himself had a 'souvenir' from his ex and felt that this was a story that would speak to a lot of people," Assistant Editor Francisco Tirado explained to BuzzFeed News. "In these simple stories, the series explores that peculiar fondness we feel for an object, despite the not-so-fond feelings we might not have for the person associated with it."