In this volume, London-born, New York–based portrait and fashion photographer Chris Craymer presents a selection of his tender, charming photographs of romance and relationships, taken in his adopted home of the United States. “I like to explore the intimacy and connection between couples and seek to portray their love and attraction to one other,” he writes of these works. “The idea of this new book is to verify that romance is alive and well in America as we head towards the end of this second decade of the 21st century. I have attempted to reflect a cross-section of relationships that include ethnically diverse, multigenerational and LGBTQ couples. Love and laughter were the uniting qualities in every relationship I explored.” Craymer's previous publications include Romance, In London and From the Heart.
While developing the concept for his latest book, From the Heart, photographer Chris Craymer was inspired by the idea of not only photographing his subjects, but also interviewing them, to create holistic portraits. Known internationally for his fashion and lifestyle photography, Craymer had never before played the role of interviewer. The ritual and vulnerability of having one’s portrait taken forges a trust between photographer and subject, and Craymer found that it was as if a door had been opened during the photography sessions, as the words in the interviews flowed "from the heart." The resulting portraits are unique and intimate: the reader senses Craymer’s connection with each of his subjects.