Like life itself love expresses itself in many ways.
Photography is a good medium to document love from misery to glory.
No wonder it is the theme for 8th International Biennal of Photography and Visual Arts in Liege (Belgium) under the title, Only You Only Me 'Images of Love, Love of the Images'.
Here's what event is trying to accomplish in their own words:
“Experiencing love - what is it? – how do you say it? – how do you paint it? – how do you represent it? Between the cliché of love with its stereotype images of fluffy pink candy or vivid red passion, and all the other various amorous clichés, there’s a whole jumble of ideas rather like our own lives and personal histories, foreign to everyone except ourselves . What aspects of love do we all share?
The hypothesis at BIP2012 is that we share forms and figures. Short of sharing love itself, it is the image of love which moves us, jolts our memory and inspires us with its warmth as well as causing us grief and pain."
Some love their cat as shown by one of the artists present at BIP 2012, Miyoko Ihara, in her series 'Misao and Fukumaro' (illustration above), their family, something more carnal, themselves or simply the idea of love.
'Only You Only Me' opened on March 10 and runs until May 6, 2012.
(* illustration above from BIP 2012 site, copyright Miyoko Ihara)