It is said about photography that if the image isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough—and not necessarily just in terms of physical proximity. In fact, sometimes the more explicit an image is, the more emotionally distant. That's why only some of the 20 photographers W asked to depict what intimacy means to them in one photo ahead of Valentine's Day feature nudity (or even physical touch). Elinor Carucci, the photographer whose close-up kiss memorably illustrated the short story "Cat Person" in the New Yorkerfor example, chose to capture a different kind of moment in the bedroom: one with her son Eden, in a moment of curiosity.
20 Photographers Define “Intimacy” In Just One Image
ELINOR CARUCCI IN W MAGAZINE
14 February 2019