Le Baiser du Trottoir

This is one of Doisneau's most famous photographs; a couple embracing in a tender kiss in the middle of the street. It is a quick and private moment between the two in a very public place. The blurriness of the people and objects around the two show the viewer just how fast this moment was. It is a personal second of time that Doisneau skillfully immortalized; for everyone else in the photograph life continues on, but for the couple time stands still.   

Robert Doisneau
Le Baiser du Trottoir