Rip Hopkins is set up amidst the uproar of the children’s books section. He’s chosen to use an overhead projector in order to change the background for each portrait. Rip shapes his subjects into different poses. The rendering is unique, very cinematic. “I asked people to touch each other just to help break the ice,” says Rip. “Sometimes the couples hadn’t touched or kissed for years! It was tense at first, but gradually they loosened up. They really enjoyed it, forgetting that the camera and people were there. In a way, they become actors in their own film.”
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