Traveling Photographer Captures Couples Kissing in Public Around the World

Kissing is the universal way to show affection–no matter where you go, you can find amorous couples locking lips. Argentinian photographer Ignacio Lehmann demonstrates this in his endearing 100 World Kisses project, which captures culturally diverse street smooching from places around the world. For the past three years, he's traveled extensively–covering 12 countries and over 20 cities–to collect more than 1,000 images of people everywhere, from bustling metropolises to rural landscapes.

Lehmann's ambitious series features equal-opportunity kissing: his photographs showcase all ages, body types, genders, backgrounds, and sexual preferences, proving that love has no bounds. Each couple expresses their feelings in public, engaged in their own little world despite being surrounded by other people. The results are sweet without seeming too saccharine and playful without appearing too risqué. You can't help but crack a smile or say “aww” with these sweet displays of tenderness.

Ignacio Lehmann: Website | Facebook
via [The Huffington Post]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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