In a jaded and cold-hearted world, French photographer Maud Chalard uncovers moments of uninhibited warmth and affection, capturing couples in love and enveloped entirely within one another.
The project was born of the photographer’s desire to record and to share her own relationship with colleague and beloved Theo Gosslin, but it soon expanded to include not only her friends but also strangers who contacted her via social media networks. Her interest lay in not in fleeting romance but the elusive bonds of true, enduring, feverish love, and she selected her sitters accordingly, she explains in conversation with Konbini. When she was struck by a love story, she invited the pair to sit for her, bathed in the flushed glow of sunrise or sunset. Lovers is still in its infancy, and Chalard plans to highlight LGBT couples and older demographics as it progresses.
To purchase prints, please visit Chalard’s Etsy shop.
All images © Maud Chalard