Le Baiser de l'Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950 print

Le Baiser de l'Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950 print

Kiss by the Hotel de Ville Such a beautiful image - even if it was posed! Passion and young love rarely captured like this! Frenchman Robert Doisneau was working on a photo spread about Paris lovers for Life magazine when he spotted Mrs. Bornet and boyfriend Jacques Carteaud near the school where they were studying theatre. He asked them to pose for the famous photograph never knowing what an famous image it would become.