Couples is a collection of thirty-seven black-and-white photographs, made by the internationally acclaimed photographer, Abraham Menashe. We encounter the diverse world of relationships and find conventional and unconventional couples, depicting innocence, flirtation, romance, primal attraction, fear, sorrow, exhibitionism, uninhibited passion, devotion, and loyalty.
These extraordinary photographs, made mostly in public parks, begins with a medley of teens celebrating their budding sexuality and ends with an elderly man laughing with his bedridden spouse; in-between we witness a variety of provocative partners.
Abraham Menashe explores how pairs are "bound" to one another—how they sit with, lean on, hold onto, and embrace each other, or, simply "fit" together—and he captures the life force that emanates from them.
"Through relationships we face our heart—its rich and exhilarating grandeur, as well as its painful limitations, as it seeks to find its stride and beat with another. The photographs put a face on the hunger for connection, paying homage to partners, couples and coupling, and lovers and loving."