Intimate Photos of Tender Moments Shared Between Couples in Love

Photographer Natalia Mindru Photomicona captures the raw, unabashed love between couples in a series titled Iubiri Urbane (translated, it means Urban Love). The emotional images showcase relationships that are passionate and caring, without appearing excessively sweet. Presented in mostly a black and white format, this stylistic choice heightens the drama and intensity between the young lovers, as if we're looking at scenes from a film.

Before arriving at a couple's home, Photomicona knows nearly nothing about her subjects. The only prior communication is through social media and, as a result, she approaches each session without preconceived notions or expectations. In this way, Iubiri Urbane offers a fresh exploration of love in its many forms: tender, sometimes playful and other times messy, but it always depicts the natural attraction between two people. And while not a fairy tale, Photomicona's vignettes warm your heart in much the same way.

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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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