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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Battle of the Kisses

Pucker up, Vortex readers. It's the Battle of The Kiss today.

In one corner, French photographer Robert Doisneau's "The Kiss". Taken in 1950 near the L'Hotel de Ville in Paris his images "presented a charming vision of human frailty and life as a series of quiet incongruous moments."(Robert Doisneau's Encyclopedia of Photography, 1984)



In the opposing corner, random kiss for which I have no information. Contrived as it may be, it is visually stunning. Let's call it "The Kick." Rumor has it, this leg extension is rarely a reflex but began under Old Hollywood's strict Puritanical rules that actresses were always to keep at least one foot on the floor to prevent any hanky panky. Many chose to push the boundaries and have only one foot on the floor.


Vote at the sidebar.
Which kiss is your favorite?

10 comments:

Pamela Cayne said...

Doisneau's. There's just something about it in the middle of the crowd, the unusual embrace--it really feels like we peeked in on something tender and intimate.

Oops--I just saw there's actually an official voting button over there to the side. Off to officially vote.

the walking man said...

See cars are chick magnets...even rat rods.

Robin said...

It's "The Kiss" hands down for me.

(Having trouble voting on the sidebar. Part of my incomparable computer skills I'm sure.)

Robin said...

Okay, I think my vote went through. :)

L.A. Mitchell said...

@Pamela...there's something about black and white for me, too. Timeless, maybe *g*

@walkingman...think that was it? She's looking at the guy, not the wheels ;)

@Robin...thanks for your tenacity ;)

EJM said...

I couldn't vote for some reason, so like Robin, guess my skills could be enhanced. Love your blogs.

the walking man said...

But it was the wheels that got them to the kiss.

Sue L said...

I love both kisses, they are so different, I'm not sure how anyone could pick between them. I'm sorry I missed the voting though.

Vesper said...

I like them both - they each have their own charm - but if I really had to pick one it would be Doisneau's.

Barbara Martin said...

Doisneau's photo hits it off with me. There is a glimpse of something personal and private about the couple's intimate moment. It is bursting with energy, while the second photo reveals a comfortable affection between two.