It’s almost impossible to have a flat sea. I believe the proper expression is flat calm or dead calm – not a ripple to be seen. I took advantage of this anomaly to make a very simple photograph.
I came up with a concept 20 years ago of standardization and simplification or KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid.) I had an opportunity to study art in Japan and you find out that less is more. This was not an assignment. This was just for me.
George Washington, Abe Lincoln, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, the only holiday that I absolutely adore is Valentine’s Day! It’s a day of celebration for couples to comes together and do the most important thing that any couple can do. It is a day to stop and remember to show their love which simply can be done with a hug, a kiss, a wink of the eye to say I love you. The most beautiful things in life are free. It’s something we often forget. My friends, every day should be Valentines Day! Make it a Great Day!
Back in the day my instructors at the Missouri Photo Workshop taught us one of the most important things you should remember when you make a photograph. A photo should never need a caption. Over the years editors and art buyers named this photo “The Kiss” not my words but theirs.