Few could forget their first kiss, nor these two iconic images of couples kissing. Robert Doisneau managed to capture the most intimate moment in the history of photography, and Alfred Eisenstaedt’s image of a sailor passionately kissing a nurse – a complete stranger, became the emblem of the end of World War II. There is nothing more exciting than a kiss. Kissing tender lips of our beloved makes us feel ecstatic to the point of euphoria. Even a mere picture of a kiss may make us feel desire and sexual excitement. Unsurprisingly, this subject has been depicted in the arts over the centuries, and different aspects of two people kissing have recently been explored in numerous photographic series. Here are the most beautiful and creative of them.
1. ‘Passionately Kissing Couples’ by Ben Lamberty
German photographer Ben Lamberty is interested in capturing strong emotional moments. He asked real-life couples and just good friends of his to volunteer for his minimalist black-and-white kissing project. A few of them are models, and all of them are creative personalities in their own right. The photographer noticed that it was more challenging for the real couples to display their intimate moments publicly than for two friends who did it just for fun.