Photography: Maggie West talks about KISS

Kissing is one of the purest and most universal forms of expressing love and affection. A subtle exchange of breath to a fiercely passionate kiss. If you thought voyeurism was something forbidden these photos will make you change your mind. Known for using tinted lighting, Maggie West talks about her debut book "KISS" and how she captured twenty beautiful couples sharing the sweetness and intensity that comes with a kiss. Happy Valentine's Day!

Photography: “Kiss My Blood” by Giulia Bersani

"Kiss my blood" by Giulia Bersani is a creative advertising work commissioned by B Type Jewels, an Italian jewellery line that brandishes the blood type of the wearer, and simulates the importance of making our blood types known. Known for her intimate style of photography, Giulia Bersani has an eye for capturing intimacy and emotion…

Lola Loves… Peter de Potter – Routine Routine

Is Peter de Potter a romantic? It depends on what your definition of romance is. The Belgian artist makes the male body a major theme of his works in his Tumblr project Routine Routine, using different angles and colours to frame his subjects. The result has a bit of a vintage vibe; with grainy images of men and vaguely suggestive captions.  While the real meaning of each caption will remain with Potter, there may be some universal insights to be gleaned based on each reader's interpretation.

Vintage Photos of Gay Couples in Love

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a human right throughout the United States. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family" Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote in this historic decision. "In forming a marital union, two people become something…

Lola Loves… Eli Craven “Screen Lovers”

Remember fold-ins? Popularized by Mad Magazine, a richly illustrated cartoon of one thing would ostensibly turn into something entirely different after folding the page left and back so that "A meets B." Eli Craven employs a similar technique with his project "Screen Lovers," to R-rated effect. The images are taken from a book with the same name—with stills of old Hollywood love scenes. In original form, the pictures might be sensual, but Craven magnifies the sexual undertones of the image by melding different photographs together.

Lola Loves… Jean-François Painchaud’s Sexy GIFs

Do you like your rainbows served up saccharine free, with a little bit of kick? Jean-François Painchaud's gifs might be just what you're looking for. The colour palette might remind you of Lisa Frank, but that's where the similarities end. These pictures are definitely for a mature audience (the gifs here are toned down). The…

Lola Loves… The First Kiss in the History of Cinema

In 1896, the famed inventor Thomas Edison made history again by filming the first kiss in cinema in "The Kiss". The short 23 seconds clip directed by William Heise was filmed in Edison's Black Maria studio in New Jersey. This clip featuring the mustachioed John C. Rice and the Canadian actress Mae Irwin was considered scandalous, especially at a time when public kissing was considered a controversial act by the Victorian society of the 19th century.

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