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Portraits of Strangers Before and After The Photographer Kissed Them

“Kissing sparks all the nerve endings in your lips”

“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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