Real love knows no boundaries.
Sammy Davis Jr (American singer, dancer and entertainer) and May Britt (Swedish actress) met in 1959 and married in november 1960. At that time interracial marriage was forbidden by law in 31 of the Unisted States of America. Prior to the wedding, Britt even had to convert to Judaism. They had one natural child and adopted two others. This is what I call a special couple.
Brian Duffy is a British photographer. After studying design, he started his career as a fashion stylist, at first for Couture Houses, and then for Harper’s Bazaar. This is how he discovered photography and decided to learn the job through being a photographer’s assistant. Then he was hired by British Vogue in 1957. Along with fellow photographers David Bailey and Terence Donovan, he captured, and in many ways helped to create, the “Swinging London” of the 1960s. He also portrayed David Bowie, John Lennon, among others.
When they first met in 1962 Bob Dylan was very young and totally new on the music scene. They fell in love in a second. Joan invited him to join her concerts which contributed to enhance Dylan’s success. It is Dylan who first came with politics in the music. After they split, Dylan became a star in the folk music, whereas Baez got more involved in politics and fight against Vietnam War. This photograph was apparently taken during Dylan’s Tour accross the USA in 1975.
Rafaël Rozendaal is a Dutch-Brazilian visual artist, who lives and works in New York. He uses the internet as his canvas: the many graphic websites he has built stand like works of art, this particular one has been featured at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2006. Check the animated version on www.muchbetterthanthis.com
Ryan McGinley is the official photographer of American youth running naked in nature. His work is all about portraits, at the begginning of his buddies in NYC, and then while going around for trips accross the country. In my opinion, his pictures have become a symbol of freedom, youth, and some kind of eternal beauty and simplicity.
Lara Gasparotto is a young photographer based in Liège, Belgium. Not all images below feature kisses, but these are way too beautiful not to show. Let’s just pretend there is a man kissing water and a blood kiss in a bath.