Jean and Élysée’s collaboration began when they decided to celebrate their relationship and marriage in a significant way. They spent years capturing iterations of how love may arise. Their project evinces attention to the dialogue with those they photograph: breaking the tradition of romanticizing subjects to go beyond the surface by truthfully connecting people.
Love Lives Inside explores the intimacy of people imagining someone—or something—they love the most in the world. The photographs capture the inside realms of emotion when subjects turn their gaze inward to reveal a part of themselves.
In the artists’ opinion, love is the active nurturing of spiritual growth. If we live kindly toward each other, humankind will be united with fewer social issues. The project reminds us to value our fundamental similarities. Loving-kindness happens when we clasp hands with other nations and cultures.
Jean Tran and Elysee Lang's Projects on LensCulture