Happy Valentines's Day to everyone...from those who are in love now to the lover in those who don't have one now. Peter Turnley's wonderful picture above (taken with either an M9 or an M-Monochrom) is from a small set of his pictures published today at PDN (née Photo District News). They come from a large project of new and old work with the working title of "French Kiss," most taken in Paris, centering around the theme of love and affection, that will become a major new book approximately a year from now. We will of course keep you updated!
Have a great day, and gentlemen, here's your warning: don't forget flowers.
(Thanks to Peter)
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A book of interest today:
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Ben Syverson: "Before I even scrolled down I knew this was Peter...wonderful."
Chaz L: "I'm not enamoured of everything that Peter does, but this picture is just wonderful. A modern classic and the perfect complement to Valentine's Day. Thanks for showing this one, Mike."
Peter T.: "Tango and photography. My two favorite activities, together."
Roger Overall: "This is such an evocative photograph. It captures location so beautifully, and suggests romance through the ages. The way the slender physique of the lady in the foreground suggests youth (the common association with romance) is contrasted with the more mature couple on the left. Love is for everyone, and for life, the photograph says. Of course, this is one interpretation: the one I want to read into it. Isn't that the great thing about photography? We take what we want from an image by giving it our own story."
Jlsalvignol: "The magic of classicism: Framing, Timing, Rhythm. Here is Paris. Merci Monsieur!"