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I Photograph People Kissing In Public Places

Taking a unique look at love in the city of Montreal.
I Photograph People Kissing In Public Places

First, before you jump to conclusions, no I did not take these photos as the title suggests. Rather the title was sampled from an article French photographer Mikaël Theimer (who actually did take the photos) used for his article which I stumbled upon this week.

When I first opened up the piece, I was instantly blown away by the photo's crisp, dark tones and the fact he was able to capture such special moments in time. He used Montreal as a backdrop, which is indeed known to be a very romantic city, and although his subjects were asked before hand, they still displayed authentic signs of affection for this series.

Enough now with all the talking, and enjoy all the seeing below!

"I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow." - Leo Christopher

"Love is beautiful in black and white." - Mikaël Theimer

"I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes." - Unknown

"When love is not madness it is not love." - Pedro Calderón de la Barca

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." - Sophocles

"I wish I could turn back the clock. I'd find you sooner and love you longer." - Unknown

"To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed." - Valerie Lombardo

"If I know what love is, it is because of you." - Herman Hesse

"Love is so short, forgetting is so long." - Pablo Neruda

"Where there is love there is life." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all." - Ernest Hemingway

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