Like a lot of wistful, dreamy girls, I used to have Robert Doisneau’s “Kiss by the Hotel de Ville” hanging over my bed.
While it’s perhaps the photographer’s most famous picture, I’m glad I eventually dug deeper into his work and discovered the wealth of moments he captured.
Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary has always been one of my fascinations – and I think it was one of his, too.
“I like people for their weaknesses and faults. I get on well with ordinary people,” he once said.
Here’s a lovely montage of some of his amazing photos. I love the song, too – and was surprised it was sung by Carla Bruni! (Sarkosy’s wife).
Happy 100th birthday, Robert Doisneau. You made life look so beautiful (it is!)