Fresh Film are delighted to share images from the recent book launch of their director Chris Craymer's book 'American Romance'.
The launch of his monograph and films, that accompanied the photos, were showcased at an event co-hosted by GLAAD at New York's Hudson Studios.
Back in 2009, then London-based portrait and fashion photographer Chris Craymer launched his first photo book, Romance. The book was a glimpse into the romantic lives of real couples found throughout his worldwide travels.
In that same year he moved his studio base and family to New York and was instantly inspired to explore the state of romance in the US towards the end of the first decade of the 21st century.
As he progressed on his journey, he discovered the scope and diversity of America and the changing landscape of romance, especially with the raised awareness of LGBTQ relationships in the media. His goal was to reflect a cross-section of relationships, including ethnically diverse, multigenerational and LGBTQ couples, where love and laughter were the uniting qualities.
The result is a series of tender, charming portraits in black and white and color, mixed with delightful still lifes, that together depict romance and relationships made in the USA. The photographs are gathered together in book form for the first time in Craymer’s beautiful new monograph, American Romance, that was published by Damiani and is now available to purchase.
“As a Brit, I can say I found that romance reigns supreme in this wonderful land. My book is a celebration of human interaction and what it is to be alive and engaged with another person,” says Craymer.
American Romance explores the intimacy and connection between couples, and their love for one another. Craymer captures special, raw moments between couples who have a strong sense of personal style. Craymer’s portraits are unique and intimate. The reader senses Craymer’s connection with each of his subjects.
“I create these pictures by encouraging my subjects to reveal the authenticity and intimacy of their relationships. I like to shoot on location in places that I can imagine my couples either living or visiting, as it allows me to tell their story in a romantic yet real way.”