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Olivier Ciappa Looks to Change Perceptions of the LGBT Community With Celebrity-Packed Imaginary Couples

Disturbed by the outpouring of homophobia he witnessed when France began legalizing gay marriage, French photographer and director Olivier Ciappa created Imaginary Couples, a photography exhibition that has drawn worldwide acclaim. Olivier relies on the help of celebrities, sports figures and well-known personalities from different fields to pose as gay couples and families to illustrate how love can take on many different forms.

The exhibition originated in France and Ciappa is now in the United States to create new images with celebrities that are more familiar to American audiences. He has already attracted the participation of stars like Eva Longoria and Olympic athletes like Florent Manaudou, as well as international singers and Oscar-winning directors. JustLuxe recently sat down with the artist to chat about his inspiration for the project and what the future holds for Imaginary Couples

Carly Zinderman

Carly Zinderman is a Senior Staff Writer for JustLuxe, based just outside of Los Angeles, CA. Since graduating from Occidental College with a degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies, she has written on a variety of topics for books, magazines and online publications, but loves fashion and style best. In her spare time, when she?s not writing, Carly enjoys watching old movies, reading an...(Read More)

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