The Kiss: Spontaneity in it’s truest form


V-J Day. Times Square. 14th August 1945. Taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

A moment in history, and one many across the world have seen, possibly a number of times.

This may well be one of my favourite photographs ever.

The photographer said he saw a flash of white and flicked his camera around and snapped this image. Had she been wearing a dark colour, the photographer would probably have never taken the picture.

This was taken in a moment of extreme relief and elation, where the sailor just spontaneously grabbed this nurse amongst all the happy people.

A beautiful moment in history randomly snapped 🙂


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