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Imaginary gay couples for equal rights

Photographer Olivier Ciappa has started a campaign called Les Couples Imaginaires, or Imaginary Couples, which features photos of imaginary same-sex couples posing intimately together in support of gay marriage in France. 
 
Ciappa’s subjects include Olympic swimmers Florent Manaudou and Frédérick Bousquet and actresses Eva Longoria and Lara Fabian. 
 
"You’re with the person you love. Not a man, not a woman. Then, at the session, I disappear, for they are one with each other,” Ciappa says of shooting the campaign.
 
The Facebook page featuring Ciappa’s work is back up after being “reported” too many times as inappropriate, and the series is currently being exhibited in the town hall in Paris’s 10th arrondissement.