Friday, February 24, 2012

Love Ever After

Love Ever After is a new Kickstarter project (now fully funded) that attempts to identify the secret to long and happy marriages.

From Feature Shoot...
‘This project was inspired by a letter my grandfather wrote to my grandmother during World War II, which I found after they had both passed away. They had been married for more than 50 years. This project is intended as a photographic series of ‘love letters’. The dominant portraiture of my series consists of New York couples who have been together for more than 50 years. This work includes photographs, voice recordings and text. In the past three years, I’ve interviewed over 40 elderly couples, photographed them in their homes and helped them to preserve their love stories.’
 A few of my favorites...
Everyday my wife expresses her love for me. She says, did I tell you how much I love you today?
Everyday. Everyday she says that. —Moses Rubenstein, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
"We met when we lived in China. I was on vacation in another town and we only saw each other for three days. We lived very far apart and so, when I returned home, we sent letters. At that time we didn't even have a telephone! We wrote letters each week but it took about 20 days for our letters to reach each other. We did this for five years."  Jin Lin Chen, March 15, 2011.
What is the secret to love? A secret is a secret and I don’t reveal my secrets!
—Ykov Shapirshteyn, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.

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