People often think that a meaningful profession must come at the price of a meaningful relationship, or vice versa, but it is possible for the two to come together in surprising and creative ways. Working alongside your soulmate can bind two people closer together and expand the potential of their creative expression.
For some couples the sense of duty they have towards each other merges into a mutual desire to express that sense of duty in the wider world. Whether it be through music, art, food, photography or family, each of the couples we spoke to are working together in their own unique way to make the world around them a better place.
Expressing the love you have for your partner through music or art, or nurturing them to be the best they can be, can transform a job into a passion, and infuse the wider world with the same caring commitment that the best couples bring to each other.
We spoke to four inspiring creative couples to find out what first drew them to each other and how they have blended their individual passions to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
Lulu and Mischka, Sharlee Gibb and Matt Wilkinson, Bec Matthews and Sarah Ward, Louise Whelan and John Ogden
Interview and photos by Cynthia Sciberras
Words by Andrea O’Driscoll and Dominique Antarakis