Posts Tagged ‘love’

Photographer Builds a Set on a Brooklyn Sidewalk For a Stranger’s Proposal

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Back in December 2014, we shared about photographer Justin Bettman‘s Set in the Street project that involved building elaborate “indoor” sets on outdoor sidewalks in New York City, shooting portraits on them, and then leaving them for the public to pose with.

This past Valentine’s Day, Bettman’s ongoing project took a different (and romantic) turn: he built a set for a stranger to propose to his girlfriend in.
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Underwater Wedding Portraits Off the Coast of Maui

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Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano are a photographer couple who left their homeland of Australia to start a photography studio in Hawaii called Love and Water. One of their specialties is underwater wedding photography in which a bride and groom, often decked out in formal wedding attire, dive deep underwater for dreamlike portraits.
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Belly of the Beast: A Inspiring Profile of Analog Street Photographer Markus Andersen

Here’s a nice dose of inspiration: above is a beautiful 16-minute mini-documentary that looks at the work of Sydney-based street photographer Markus Andersen. Titled “Belly of the Beast,” the profile features Andersen talking about his thought process and love for film photography.
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Paris Officials Ask Tourists to Ditch the ‘Love Locks’ and Take a Selfie Instead

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Ever since 2008, lovers from around the world — about half of whom, statistically speaking, have probably broken up by now… — have pledged their eternal love to each other by attaching a lock to the Pont des Arts bridge and throwing the key in the Seine.

It’s sweet. It’s romantic. It’s symbolic. Unfortunately, it’s also starting to put an unacceptable strain on the bridge, and so Parisian officials are launching a campaign that seeks to replace love locks with a fleeting 21st century alternative: the selfie. Read more…

Moving ‘Lovers Shirts’ Project Explores the Bittersweet Memories of Love Lost

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We’ve all had a relationship that just ended, either on a good note or bad note, leaving us with a longing, empty feeling. To our detriment, it’s a feeling that often has us latching onto every last memory and connection to that relationship that is left to us.

And it’s this exact clinging and longing that HERCLAYHEART, a photographer/writer duo consisting of Carla Richmond Coffing and Hanne Steen, wanted to capture in their powerful collaborative series Lovers Shirts. Read more…

Paper Memories: A Touching Stop-Motion Search for Happiness in Old Photographs

The many-award-winning short film Paper Memories by filmmaker and photographer Theo Putzu came out three years ago, but we only stumbled across this brilliant piece recently. Put together from some 4,000 photos, this short stop-motion experience captures loneliness, hope and lost love in a beautifully sad and ultimately heart-warming way. Read more…

A Lens-Inspired Wedding Ring Designed for Love-Struck Photographers

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Are you so crazy in love with photography that you would wear a lens-inspired wedding ring on your finger? If so, alternative ring company Titanium Buzz has a wedding band just for you.

The company has just launched a new product called the Camera Lens Ring. It’s a simple ring that looks like something torn from the middle of a camera lens.
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The Battle We Didn’t Choose: Capturing My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer

Warning: This article contains powerful and emotional content that may be difficult to view


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I knew the first minute I saw Jennifer that she was the one. Jen was beautiful and the kind of person that everyone wants in their life: she listened, and when you talked with her you felt like you were the only person who mattered. 

A few months later I finally worked up the courage to ask Jen out, telling her, “I have a crush on you.” At the time Jen was living in New York and I was in Cleveland. We talked on the phone for hours and wanted to know everything about each other; after 6 months of long distance dating I moved to New York.
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Photographs of a Couple Who Have Been Married for 57 Years

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Between 2009 and 2011, Italian photographer Marina Rosso shot images for a photo project showing what life as a married couple looks like after nearly six decades together. Her subjects were Licia and Ryan — her own grandparents.
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Match Made on Flickr: The Story of Patrick Eggert and Sophie Ellis

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Online dating websites are a multi-billion dollar business nowadays, and more and more single-and-looking people turn to the Interwebs to find their soul mates. Photographers Patrick Eggert and Sophie Ellis met through the Web as well, but not through a matchmaking site: their relationship started through a Flickr comment.
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