Kiss Me Like You Mean It: Intimate Photos by Rankin Capture the French Kiss

Retrospective / Snog

Retrospective / Snog

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.

Retrospective / Snog

Retrospective / Snog

Retrospective / Snog

All images © Rankin Photography Ltd.


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  • shahnyboy

    This rankin must have a thing for kissing.
    I remember a picture of him kissing himself many years ago. I’m still surprised how well it was done.

  • Doug Sanford

    Heres a similar set of images I shot at an underground warehouse Valentines Day party in February of last year-!lovebite/c1hg3

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