How We Love

Throughout the world, couples from different walks of life show their love to each other in a multitude of ways. Buy flowers? Wear leather? Roast a pig? Creative portraits to promote acceptance/understanding of the many forms love takes.

Young, old, rich, poor, gay, straight, handicapped, religious, liberal, conservative - we all love. But HOW? Everyday couples from all different walks of life show their love to each other in a multitude of ways. Buy flowers? Wear leather? Kill a chicken for dinner? Write a note? Cook breakfast? Go to church? Buy jewelry? Work six jobs? Write songs?

How do YOU show love?

We will travel to 20 worldwide locations asking people HOW they show their love to their partner. Couples from all walks of life will be photographed in a creative portrait session that emphasizes their unique way of showing their love.

This photo series will serve as a lens to show that love is found in many forms and to promote acceptance and understanding towards our fellow human beings and the forms that their love takes.

To bring awareness to the equality of love - that love exists on many levels, in many forms among teenage sweethearts, interracial couples, old folks, CEO's, farmers, students, artists, straight couples, gay couples, etc etc- each image will be from a different type of couple along with their original questionaire about how they love each other.

The portraits will be shown in a gallery setting and 50% of any income generated through the sale of prints, photo books and other images associated with the HOW WE LOVE project will be donated to a charity supporting at risk youth.

We will send press releases prior to taking off and traveling, asking local newspapers, magazines, and radio stations to ask people to email/call or write in about the way they show love to their partner. In addition, we will ask people while we are in the area.

Couples chosen to be photographed will be based on variety - from the most outrageous to the simple and sweet.

Each couple will receive prints from their portrait session.

The project will span many lifestyles and in doing so, show how similar we all really are.

As a photographer and a journalist, I think that documenting the ways people love each other through a creative perspective based on their own love language will be deeply moving and encouraging to all those currently struggling for equality in love.

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awesome idea. i absolutely LOVE IT! HOPE YOU WIN!!


sounds amazing. best of luck, Christen.


I agree. Great idea. Hope you win too!!


This is a wonderful idea that can be used to create positive change in the lives of many. I love it!


Voting for you is no slam dunk. Talk about showing love. hehe


keep loving Cristen. one way also. to SAY IT! I Love you!


Bold, rich, and far-reaching in its scope, this idea feels like it could be the one everyone else wishes they had come up with.


I picked you out of a crowd or other pics


Thanks friends! I really appreciate the feedback! By the way, I didn't realize voting would be so confusing!!!


i often think about this...it would be such a wonderful thing to capture!


being the #1 one singer in the WORLDS, allows me some superior insight on these things. You clearly should win, though I am biased.


I think this is a great idea....especially how the world is now...there is so much hate in the world at this moment in time...awesome


You've got a great idea. Can't wait to see the portraits! You got my vote. Good luck!!


The world would be a more beautiful reality if we knew the many ways to share our love.....I believe you will capture this pure essence!


Awesome idea Super C! Can't wait to see the project.


Yay Super C! xoxo (How bout a project exhibiting the way one shows their infinite love for one's iphone....ha ha jk)


LOVE this idea..people always need to be reminded of what makes the world go round..big hug.


awesome idea!

I voted for you, you vote for me. Let's all do this and see how it turns out. Let's help each other!


WooHoo!!!! I hope you get it! And I hope you need an assistant to carry equipment and translate for you! I'm volunteering!


are you happy that i voted....sober even!!!!


Oh sure...LOVE is important, but remember what The Beatles said:
And in the end, the lunch you take is equal to the lunch you make.


Good idea. Love is the most important thing there is!


Thanks so much everyone! Lets keep voting! If interested, you can see some of my current photography work at: www.nineteenowls.com




Great idea!


i pic'd it, i did. it was great to see you too! i hope you win this thing, you totally have a great idea!!


you have got yourself a pretty sweet dream. you should check out my photographic adventure dream of the interesting land of France and the great bicycle race that takes place there. and "pic it" if you like. good luck


great idea! i think you may be interested in mine concerning the affects of globalization on children and their perspectives...check it out :)


Great idea! It sounds fabulous to spread the love!


Good ideas like yours that are not in the Top 100 are nearly impossible to find. This is unfair as many great ideas are hidden. Those of us in the “Sub-100” should work together to promote the best projects of the Sub-100 so that they can be in the Top 100 and be seen. Please vote for best Sub-100s!


I love this idea! check out mine and Pic it if youd like! Congo here I come...


Love it! Wonderful dream & Best of luck! You have my "PIC" - please take a second to read about my cause - furthering peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Israelis in the Middle East and around the world! Thank you!


Wear leather! I'm voting for you -- feel free to return the favor and vote for my project on land seizures, political upheaval and the overall struggles of daily life in Zimbabwe.


You have my vote, If you get the chance, check out my dream "From Australia With Love" and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE vote for it!