Category: Street.

Photograph: “Kiss in Girona” by Jordi Corbilla (username “Jordi Corbilla” on Flickr).

Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community right here.

Why I picked this image: As a street photographer I do encounter many scenes of people kissing in public. And each time I have to make a decision if it is ok for me to capture this candid moment of not? Is this a situation where I should respect the persons privacy in public or is this simply a wonderful moment in time worth to be captured?

With this image taken by Jordi I would not have second thoughts to capture it. Jordi managed to approach this scene from a back-lit situation only showing the silhouette of the couple kissing. And while we don’t see their face we do feel the emotion in this image. This is probably a couple on vacation that found this romantic spot in Girona, Spain. (Pay attention to these steps in a future episode of Game of Thrones).

I do like the warm color instead of a B&W image here and I also appreciate that the shadow of the couple is fully visible and not cut off.

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About Marco Larousse

My name is Marco Larousse and I'm a journalist and a fine art street and documentary photographer - I have a background in photography of about 30 years and the power of telling a story with only one image keeps me motivated and fascinated every day. My approach to photography is "reduce to the basics". Growing up with the limitations that film photography has tought me, I still enjoy the basic approach to photography today. The camera is my tool, a mere extension of my instincts to capture what I want how I want it. I am one of the hosts of the Podcast ( #mirrorless and #inspiration shows). I am also a speaker and writer for photography related topics. You can follow me on twitter @HamburgCam


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