Love hurts. Ain’t that the truth.

In their new book The Endings, photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and art director Jessica Ennis, in collaboration with a handful of the most lauded and talented actresses in the UK and the US, ask what a broken heart looks like.

It might look like this: Julianne Moore crying on a bed, Eleanor Tomlinson sitting in a bus stop in a party dress with a suitcase at her feet or Sofia Boutella cutting her lover’s clothes up. Thankfully, he is not in them.

As the book’s subtitle suggests, here are “photographic stories of love, loss, heartbreak and beginning again”. Fictions with the sting of real feeling.

This image features the young British actress Bel Powley, taken from a sequence entitled Past the Lilacs, In the Clearing, Meet Me When It’s Dark. It’s the story of a young woman mourning the loss of a childhood love. But, like many of the photographs in this project, it holds its mystery tight to its chest.

Is this an ending or a beginning? Who’s to say it’s not both?

The Endings by Caitlin Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis is published by Chronicle Books, £21.99 © 2018 by Caitlin Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis.