Monday, July 19, 2010

Vama Veche IV - The Love

Back in Vama Veche for this project I'm working on. Heavy clouds made me take my camera out today for the first time in four days. As these things tend to happen sometimes, I ran across this couple making out in the water. They see me taking pictures from the shore. When they get closer, I ask if it's ok to take pictures. They agree: "You mean you're going to get in here with us, with those cameras in your hands? Sure, come along!" I'm grateful and get in the water before they change their minds, wearing regular clothes as I was not expecting to swim today. Then things start picking up speed. They make out, I walk and swim and take pictures at the same time, trying not to get my camera soaked. They unaffectedly forget about me. When they decide to take a break, I ask: "So what are your names?" They both start laughing like crazy. "The thing is, we just met a couple of hours ago, we don't really know each other's names". Ana-Ruxandra and Marius. "Really, that's your name?" they both say to each other while they start kissing again.

Out of the water, we exchange emails I thank them again and leave, hoping we could catch up later tonight. Amazing!

Update, April 30th, 2012. I just got a message 15 minutes ago from the girl in the pictures, who asked me to take down the photos. She is about to get married and her husband - who is not the guy in the pictures - doesn't want the images online. I'm not about to get in an ethical debate, so I took down most of them. I've kept this one as a reminder of that lovely afternoon.

10 comments:

Amanda said...

I absolutely love this series. People are amazing.

marita said...

i'm crazy of the photos!! so passionable, lovely and honest!!

Marita from Georgia

Andrei Crac said...

Foarte misto, foarte intima seria.

Dedi said...

Pfua! Genial! A meritat sa dardai apoi pe plaja pana ti s-au uscat hainele. :)

Seria asta intareste ideea ca cel mai bun tele sunt picioarele.

toppyx said...

Wow, this is so classic for Vama Veche! Great job!

Alexandru Zaharia said...

da, da... frumos!

Ioana Liliana Gheorghe said...

Sunt superbe!!! Felicitari! Toate sunt wow . . . Stiu ca este mai mult in ochii fotografului decat orice altceva, dar spune-mi (totusi), te rog, ce folosesti?

Chiru Andreea said...

excelent! :)

Ana Maria said...

Un tribut adus D-lui H. C. Bresson.
Not so bad, not so good either.

m m said...

poze de nunta, regizate si false :))