The original inspiration for this project came from an image of an older man peering over the park wall. An early film image from the 1970s, my father, with his typical ironic wit, suggested I call it “The Lovers.”

From there I noticed the large number of photographs I had collected over the years of couples, especially in the subway and, in the vein of the original image, lovers not of people but of art, music, birds, God, as well as obvious non-lovers.
I created a slideshow video from this project, set to the music of Roberta Flack’s Sweet Bitter Love but have been unable to secure the rights to use the music. In its current form Couples contains images of couples captured digitally and mostly in subways, undergrounds, metros, etc. The only film image that remains is that original one of a man leaning over the wall of NY’s Central Park.
(Click any image to see them all full-size.)