The LOVE Project

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© Lucia De Giovanni
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UploadedDecember 17, 2010
TakenMay 10, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D700
Exposure1/640 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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The LOVE Project is a series of a one minute photo shoot of 100 couples in love - this picture is a portrait of my best friend, Claire, and her husband, Neeraj - when Claire was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had to undergo aggressive chemotherapy, her hair loss was a difficult side effect. Neeraj showed his love and support by shaving his head. This photo is how I see LOVE.

44 responses

  • Lucia De Giovanni

    Lucia De Giovanni said (17 Dec 2010):

    It inspired a whole project to celebrate true LOVE -

  • Lilian Wagdy

    Lilian Wagdy gave props (17 Dec 2010):

    This is really lovely and tender!!

  • missy corrales

    missy corrales gave props (13 Oct 2011):

    beautiful in every way. you can feel the love between them.

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (13 Oct 2011):

    This is really sweet and touching, a heartwarming shot!

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (14 Oct 2011):

    Beautiful. Really.

  • Federica Dessì

    Federica Dessì (Deleted) gave props (14 Oct 2011):

    This photo shows exactly what love means. Simply great!

  • Lucia De Giovanni

    Lucia De Giovanni said (14 Oct 2011):

    Thank you very much! I truly appreciate all the kind words, and I'm happy to report my best friend is now cancer free. It was a long road and one I'm honored to have shared with her.

  • Lucia Mondella

    Lucia Mondella said (14 Oct 2011):

    Simple, tender and sweet.

  • Crystal Nicole

    Crystal Nicole gave props (16 Oct 2011):

    This photo gave me bumps on my skin...twice. AMAZING.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (17 Oct 2011):


  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (17 Oct 2011):

    This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing their story!!

  • Tricia Louvar

    Tricia Louvar said (17 Oct 2011):

    the gestures of true love. nice job.

  • Lori Boggetti

    Lori Boggetti gave props (19 Oct 2011):

    Took my breath away the moment it popped up on my screen. Fantastic,meaningful photo,so happy she's doing well!

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel (Deleted) gave props (19 Oct 2011):

    beautiful story, beautiful couple!

  • Brenda Trist

    Brenda Trist gave props (19 Oct 2011):

    Wow this is beautiful and full of emotion. Well done.

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (21 Oct 2011):

    Truly beautiful...............

  • Jose Antonio Jimenez

    Jose Antonio Jimenez said (21 Oct 2011):

    It is not easy to get a picture like this, I would think it is unconfortable to take a picture to somebody with cancer. Your friend is really inspiring to me as she accepted you to take that picture, so do you to share this moment with the world. Congratulations.

  • Lucia De Giovanni

    Lucia De Giovanni said (22 Oct 2011):

    Thank you all for your kind comments and wishes -
    Jose Antonio, my friend is truly inspiring - she actually asked me to document the whole process for her, as, as she put it, she wanted me to find the beauty in it, while she couldn't. I documented her strength, love and vulnerability, and through it all, I tried to find the beauty in it all.... for her, for her husband, and for her two beautiful children, who are too young to understand cancer. One day, I hope they will look back at all the photos and know their mother is truly a hero.

  • %Milena BiaÅ‚ek%

    %Milena Białek% (Deleted) gave props (22 Oct 2011):

    No words. Brilliant portrait.

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (30 Oct 2011):

    sad, strong and beautiful, good work !!! ;)

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (30 Oct 2011):

    Stand up and take a bow. This portrait brought tears. Beautifully done.

  • Lucia De Giovanni

    Lucia De Giovanni said (30 Oct 2011):

    Thank you so much - I'm so glad this photo touches people in such a positive way... feels good...

  • Jose Coelho

    Jose Coelho gave props (2 Nov 2011):

    Beautiful moment , very natural. good choice for B&W capture

  • Anthony Cervo

    Anthony Cervo gave props (4 Nov 2011):


  • J.L. Sofka

    J.L. Sofka (Deleted) said (27 Nov 2011):

    Heart wrenching!

  • JamieDean Films

    JamieDean Films (Deleted) gave props (8 Jan 2012):



    SAMANTHA DIETZ   gave props (19 Jan 2012):

    What a great moment!

  • Irvan Lubis

    Irvan Lubis gave props (27 Jan 2012):

    Their expression is priceless. Great shot!

  • Jennifer Cornaro

    Jennifer Cornaro gave props (9 Feb 2012):

    Being a daughter of a breast cancer survivor, and a daughter-in-law to a two-time breast cancer survivor, I want to thank you for this.... it is truly inspirational and motivating. One of the best pictures on JPG for sure.....

  • Lucia De Giovanni

    Lucia De Giovanni said (10 Feb 2012):

    Thank you very much for the kind comments - it means the world to me that my work touches so many people in such ways - gives me the spur I need to continue with my vision... thank you.

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2012): beautiful!!!

  • Amita Manandhar

    Amita Manandhar gave props (25 Apr 2012):

    beautiful moment and beautiful photo :)

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (26 Apr 2012):

    just a word: AWESOME

  • Kevin Bourke

    Kevin Bourke gave props (10 May 2012):

    Unbelievable power and beauty conveyed... best wishes to your friends.

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (10 May 2012):

    True Love Indeed!

  • Lucia De Giovanni

    Lucia De Giovanni said (14 May 2012):

    Thank you all - if you'd like to vote for this photo, it has been kindly entered to the contest "Breasts... They Need Your Support!" courtesy of Justin Case - please vote by clicking on the green button if you like it. Thanks!

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (15 May 2012):

    Breathtakingly beautiful ...

  • Marco

    Marco gave props (11 Sep 2012):

    great shot!!!! My vote!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2012):

    Congrats on making the blog with this winning image. A warm and touching photo. Just beautiful!

  • Lucia De Giovanni

    Lucia De Giovanni said (26 Oct 2012):

    Thank you all...

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (29 Oct 2012):

    well done so very powerful image - congrats


    MARCO MEYO   gave props (18 Feb 2013):

    Beautiful and touching!!

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (19 Feb 2013):

    love it!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (20 Feb 2013):


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