Paris has always been and will forever be the city of love. And to remind us of this, French artist Julien Nonnon has illuminated the city with hundreds of projected images of couples kissing onto the sides of buildings.
A visual artist and founding member of Le3 art studio, Nonnon is most famous for creating art pieces that interact with surrounding urbanism and architecture. One of his previous projects, called “Safari Urbain” projected images of animals dressed like Parisians throughout the city.
His latest project, titled #le_baiser, follows a similar theme. Nonnon put out a casting call for couples to come be filmed kissing. Surprised by the amount of people who responded, Nonnon curated what he calls a “library of love.” He then chose buildings and spaces around Paris to project the images, the most famous being a projection in the water fountain by the Louvre.
The result of the project is a lovely reminder to everyone who stumbles across one of the projections: love is a universal language, and in Paris it’s alive and well: