|In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers. - was the caption given Eisenstaedt's photo when it appeared in Life Magazine.|
|A different angle - a different view - Victor Jorgensen's photo of the same moment doesn't quite have the same cache as the more famous version. Because Jorgensen worked for the US Government his photo is in the public domain.|
Well I'm no art critic but I know what I like - and it definitely is kitschy but this is one time when I rather enjoy kitschy.
Almost as big as the Johnson this resin piece by Maurizio Orrico - Il viaggiatore (the Traveler/the Passenger) seems to be observing the embracing couple. And it may just be me but even with a featureless face I get the feeling he's being either a bit disapproving - or maybe just envious.
15 luglio - Sant'Amerigo