Celebrating Love And Lust With Raw Photos Of Couples

Whether your lover is your life partner, your best friend or yourself, summer is the season of love. 

So we thought we'd dig up our favorite photos exploring the complexities of being in a relationship and celebrate the diversity of devotion through the lenses of some of the most talented photographers around.

From Wolfgang Tillman's subversive nudes to Maud Chalard's heartwarming snaps of free-spirited duos in love to Nan Goldin's evocative portraits, it's time to get turned on.

Paolo Raeli

(Photo: Paolo Raeli)

Paolo Raeli)

(Photo: Paolo Raeli)

Paolo Raeli)

(Photo: Paolo Raeli)

Paolo Raeli)

(Photo: Paolo Raeli)

Paolo Raeli)

Matt Lambert

(Photo: Matt Lambert)

Matt Lambert)

(Photo: Matt Lambert)

Matt Lambert)

(Photo: Matt Lambert)

Matt Lambert)

(Photo: Matt Lambert)

Matt Lambert)

(Photo: Matt Lambert)

Matt Lambert)

(Photo: Matt Lambert)

Matt Lambert)

Maud Chalard

(Photo: Maud Chalard)

Maud Chalard)

(Photo: Maud Chalard)

Maud Chalard)

(Photo: Maud Chalard)

Maud Chalard)

(Photo: Maud Chalard)

Maud Chalard)

(Photo: Maud Chalard)

Maud Chalard)

Nan Goldin

(Photo: Nan Goldin)

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.Nan Goldin)

(Photo: Nan Goldin)

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.Nan Goldin)

(Photo: Nan Goldin)

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.Nan Goldin)

(Photo: Nan Goldin)

Empty Beds. (© Nan Goldin)

(Photo: Nan Goldin)

Suzanne and Philippe on the train.Nan Goldin)

(Photo: Nan Goldin)

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.Nan Goldin)

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin (Photo: Nan Goldin)

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.Nan Goldin)

RIP Photography

(Photo: RIP Photography)

Wild. (© RIP Photography)

(Photo: RIP Photography)

Wild. (© RIP Photography)

(Photo: RIP Photography)

Wild. (© RIP Photography)

Zaza Bertrand

(Photo: Zaza Bertrand)

Japanese Whispers. Zaza Bertrand)

(Photo: Zaza Bertrand)

Japanese Whispers. Zaza Bertrand)

Wolfgang Tillmans

(Photo: Wolfgang Tillmans)

20 Love, 1989. (© Wolfgang Tillmans)

(Photo: Wolfgang Tillmans)

The Cock Kiss, 2002. (© Wolfgang Tillmans)

(Photo: Wolfgang Tillmans)

Lutz and Alex, 1992. (© Wolfgang Tillmans)

(Photo: Wolfgang Tillmans)

Lutz & Alex holding cock, 1992. Photo taken for the July 2010 edition of Dazed & Confused.Wolfgang Tillmans)

Lukasz Wierzbowski

(Photo: Lukasz Wierzbowski)

© (Lukasz Wierzbowski)

(Photo: Lukasz Wierzbowski)

Lukasz Wierzbowski)

(Photo: Lukasz Wierzbowski)

Lukasz Wierzbowski)

(Photo: Lukasz Wierzbowski)

Lukasz Wierzbowski)

(Photo: Lukasz Wierzbowski)

Lukasz Wierzbowski)

(Photo: Lukasz Wierzbowski)

Lukasz Wierzbowski)

(Photo: Lukasz Wierzbowski)

Lukasz Wierzbowski)

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