“Our main purpose in life is love – self love, to go through life with love and appreciation for others – to act with love, to create with love and to spend our time with the love that makes us feel home and feel like we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. Love is all around us – living by love creates magic.
And when we connect with our soulmate- when you know you met another soul from the same star- everything falls into place. The universe opens up endless possibilities when we act out of love. To follow our intuition. To leave the ego behind and to see reality as it is.”
Enjoy this gorgeous story shot in Cape Town, South Africa, by photographer Michelle van Dijk capturing lovers Charlbi and Luke. Make-up was done by Sarah Gehrmann.
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Not Just an Ordinary Love Story
more by Christine at C-Heads
Featuring some of today’s most beloved actors, these piercing photographic vignettes capture female characters in the throes of powerful emotional transformations. Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and art director Jessica Ennis collected stories of heartbreak, relationship endings, and new beginnings—fictional but often inspired by real life—and set out to convey the raw emotions that are exposed in those most vulnerable of states.
Collaborating with celebrated talents such as Julianne Moore, Keira Knightley, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Cronenberg and Ennis developed each character, built her world, and then photographed as she lived the role before the camera. The resulting collection is a bold look at the experience of losing or leaving love and will speak to anyone who appreciates art, photography, and the strength of facing emotional depths head-on.
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Caitlin Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis on the Art of Heartbreak
interview at Elle Canada
“There’s so much I want to capture in my work, I feel sometimes I miss the boat on it completely. I’m really fueled by cinematic imagery…” Kaitlyn Mikayla
“I’d been dying to do a sexy bedroom set for awhile, but feared it would look like a cheesy Lifetime movie or a silly Cosmo sex article. It’d been a challenge to find two models who were actually in love, but when Alexis contacted me, I instantly knew she and Mark would be the one. We met up at Arlo Hotels, who were gracious enough to offer us a room to shoot.” tells New York based photographer Kaitlyn Mikayl. “I was so nervous because I’d never shot anything this hot. But Alexis Fabie & Mark Mandia immediately put me at ease. They were so comfortable being intimate on camera which made everything a breeze. And yes, they’re truly so in love that it’s infectious. I’ve never left a shoot in such a romantic mood.”
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