So today I've had a day off, and stayed at home due to my near-fatal strain of man-flu I have contracted. Being confined pretty much to my room alone, I started flicking through coffee table photography books, and I rediscovered a photo that I have always loved.
|The Kiss at the City Hall, by Robert Doisneau|
So I started looking at some more Doisneau photographs. He took lots of photos of couples kissing in Paris (some might say cliche,) but they proved to be incredibly popular. Just what is it about a kiss that fascinates us so intensely?
|The blurred people in the background on this are lovely - the shutter speed must have been so slow!|
They even hold an almost sacred place in films - for what would Spiderman be without MJ's upside-downy kiss, or Lady and the Tramp without the spaghetti shenanigans? I put together a wee shortlist of the best kisses in film (not exhaustive.)
|Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)|
|The Notebook (2004)|
|Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)|
Yay! Elf love!
Everyone knew it was coming. Everyone knew it would be awkward. It did not disappoint!
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)|