The Sleep Of The Beloved

What happens to lovers while they are sleeping? ‘Is it a sleeping just next to each other, each on his own, or is there a sharing of certain places or emotions? Is it a nocturnal lover’s dance, maybe a kind of unaware performed tenderness, or does one turn the back…

Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau is best known for his street photography, his most famous example being ‘Kiss in front of the Palace of City Hall’ (1950). But he took thousands of photographs striving to capture the pulse of Parisian life. Like his contemporary Brassaï, Doisneau liked nothing better than to walk the streets never knowing what sights he was…

Snog by Rankin

Snog by Rankin. A fun set of images, Snog shows dozens of couples snogging for the world to see. These are volunteers, members of the public, untouched by make-up artists or stylists. Featuring boys lissing girls kissing men kissing older men kissing older women kissing youngers men, Snog transcends any lurking prejudices by the sheer visible joy of the moment.  

Idilios by Marta Soul

Idilios by Marta Soul (Spanish lyrical word for ‘romances’ in English) shows a series of romantic recreations based on amorous experiences represented by the same woman (the artist’s alter ego) kissing different men in various places. The series is constructed in an ideal context in order to accentuate the romantic love experience. A jewellery shop, a…

Touch me. But Softly.

To celebrate the International Women’s Day, the photographers and directors Winkler + Noah created a special project dedicated to female victims of violence: a photo series of flowers delicately touched by female hands. Romina Raffaelli, – Noah – tells us what inspired them: “I believe that women, young or old, want above all sensitivity and…

Willy Ronis

Willy Ronis was born in Paris in 1910 and became a full-time photographer in 1945. He joined Doisneau, Brassaï and others at the Rapho Agency in Paris and sought to bring a lyrical touch to the most ordinary moments of everyday life. Ronis became the first French photographer to work for LIFE Magazine. Curator Edward…

Young Love by Laura Pannack

“I think we often have quite a pessimistic notion of young relationships and forget that sometimes the simplicity of young love can form very strong relationships. Our ‘first love’ is a relationship we never forget and can act as template for future behavior and expectations in the future. A relationship free of worry, responsibility, experience…