Robert Doisneau, Famous "The Kiss" Photo & His Frank & Humorous Depictions of 1950's French Life

In Robert Doisneau's (Doisneau is pronounced dwano) famous photograph, “Le Baiser de l’Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950,” a couple is passionately lost in kiss, one that transcends time or place (although they are in front of the infamous Paris Hotel de Ville) and they are oblivious to the pedestrians streaming around them.
Something Beautiful editor always loved Doisneau photography, especially the "French Kiss."
As a French photographer he became noted for his frank and often humorous depictions of Parisian street life. Robert Doisneau was one of France's most popular and prolific reportage photographers. He was known for his modest, playful, and ironic images of amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes, and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes. Doisneau has written:
"The marvels of daily life are exciting;
no movie director can arrange
the unexpected that you find in the street."

You can order this fine art photo, often called the "French Kiss," from by clicking here. carries over seventy other fine art pieces by Doisneau, click here to peruse more (one includes Pablo Picasso as his subject). interior designers for the Something Beautiful Journal use Doisneau artwork.

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