For his delightful series Snog, fashion and portrait photographer Rankin captures couples of all genders, races, and ages engaged in passionate kisses. Hoping to challenge cultural taboos surrounding public displays of affection, he finds moments of sexual abandon normally reserved for secret, hidden spaces. Hurled amidst the tangle of tongues, the mess of lipstick, and the inevitable clashing of teeth, we are forced to confront our own discomfort, allowing it to give way to an invigorated celebration of love.
All images © Rankin Photography Ltd.
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