Portraits Of Boston: 'Deeply, Madly In Love'

“I just photographed another couple. They had a great story.”

“Oh, we have a better story. We fell deeply, madly in love a couple of months ago.”

“But we both knew who the other person was for five years. We worked together. We just never really got to know each other.”

“We kept passing each other in the hallway like two ships in the night. It was the world’s greatest misconnection.”

“And how did you fall in love?”

“I’m charming. I charmed her.”

“We worked on a project together. But it took us completely by surprise. We were extremely blindsided by it. Blindsided—that’s a good word to describe it.”

“Now you’re thinking that our story is not as exciting as the other couple’s.”

“No, no, I like all the colorful phrases: madly in love, ships passing in the night, world’s greatest misconnection, extremely blindsided. They capture who you are. You seem spontaneous.”

“Yes! That’s what we are. We are spontaneous.”

“Do you think you can fall even more deeply in love with each other?”

“We’ll write you if we do.”

“Let us see the picture. The light is awesome. We look like we’re glowing. Glowing—that’s a good word.”

“Boy, we really need to get a beer now.”

Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.


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