Portraits of Strangers Before and After The Photographer Kissed Them

“Kissing sparks all the nerve endings in your lips,” Johanna explains to i-D, “causing a release of dopamine and a surge in oxytocin. It’s an instantaneous stress reliever and creates an immediate emotional bond between two people.”

 “Some would give me a quick kiss and then die of laughter afterwards, while some went straight for making out,” she says. “The most interesting part was that I kind of felt that I knew them a little bit after the kiss, and I think this feeling is reflected in the second portraits.”










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