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.
Why would anybody put up this genre of photograph in June when obviously the photograph as taken in the dead of winter? That’s funny, I asked myself the same question. There are two basic reasons: the first is I just found this photo I had been trying to find for the last few years for my book, so I scanned it and now you have an opportunity to see it, and the second is I just liked the feeling. It makes me feel warm. Two lovers outside a coffeehouse in Greenwich Village. Very cold and snowy night. One grabbed shot, EOS camera, 85 1.2, ISO 200, 1/60th at f2. No rhyme or reason, I just like it.