Photographer Curious About Love Snaps Couples Kissing All Over New York City

The black and white photos are unbelievable - and candid. 

Photographer Julia Xanthos loves love. The New York based professional photographer finds young couples in love on the city streets and documents it for a site she created, called YoungLove.

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Julia also posts the lucky in love couples she finds to an Instragram dedicated to her project, with the photos captioned with the hashtag #younglove. The couples, who don’t appear to know they are being snapped, capture them kissing and hugging in parks on the subway, on the street, and all over the city.

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They are all in black and white and often taken on her iPhone.

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Julia says the couples don’t usually know what she’s up to, but once she reveals her project they all usually embrace what she’s doing.

Usually photographing weddings, engagements, and families, the pictures for YoungLove are snapped on her downtime, when she is moving around the city.

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“There is a special magic that happens between couples falling in love,” Julia tells Personal Space. “Younglove moments are everywhere - all around us - and it has been a helpful exercise for me creatively. This project has helped open my own heart and be ready for when I met my guy. It is a beautiful sacred gift we have in life, to be in love.”

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The hashtag #Younglove has now been used over 600,000 times, and Julia describes the project as a collection of images that “has become my love letter to New York City.”

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As for her own lucky-in-love story, Julia ran into an acquaintance at a friends wedding in 2014 and the two were engaged a month later. They now have a baby boy together.

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