|The Kiss from Robert Doisneau - Paris 1950|
If you ever dream yourself in Paris while you are in love, it's highly possible you dream something like that. This picture is not only an icon of Love in Paris but it also represents the return of peaceful times in the postwar Europe. However, for professionals photographers this inspiring image should be a lesson to learn if you have to deal with bureaucracy and release forms.
|The picture published for first time in LIFE, 1950.|
Time went bye and what is ordinary today, it will be vintage tomorrow. Decades later the archive of Doisneau became a never-ending source of a gone era and their pictures would became a nostalgic window to glimpse the everyday life of parisians. With time The Kiss displayed its iconographic strenght and was reproduced in postcards, posters and any kind of Paris souvenirs and turned into one of the best sellers products worldwide and the photographer was deservedly recognized.
Nowaday, the question is still open for photojournalists who have to face his everyday work in the street. Should we arrange fake situations which represented the story we want to tell with a good release form signed before the click? Or should we do our job and suddenly run to deal with anyone appearing in the frame to have our release form signed?