Mainstream media is saturated with images of young and beautiful lovers – but what about the timeless and fathomless bonds shared between old couples who have shared each other’s love for more than 50 years? Photographer Lauren Fleishman set out to capture heartwarming, tender portraits of couples whose love for each other has survived half a century in a heartwarming photo series called “The Lovers.” The photographer initially intended to shoot 50 couples, but the project quickly ballooned to almost 100. She found that simply asking the old couples to kiss seemed to make them more comfortable and remember their youthful love. Fleishman was inspired to start the series when she read the love letters her grandfather had written to her grandmother during WWII. After he passed away, his diary connected the photographer to her grandparents’ marriage in a way that she couldn’t experience before. ( Source: Boredpanda.com ) For more information or to get in touch with Lauren Fleishman, just follow the link below.