FRENCH KISS: A LOVE STORY
Leica Store SF, ends Friday
The photographer Peter Turnley writes of Paris:
"Throughout this time, the life of Paris, my adopted home, has always reminded my heart and my vision, in spite of the difficulties and challenges the world can present, of how beautiful and wonderful life can be."
On his mentors, like Robert Doisneau:
"The one thing that all of these people had in common that touched me most was a spirit that when one walks out the door in the morning with heart and eyes open, there may be a gift waiting to be discovered at every street corner."
More on Paris:
"Possibly more than any other city in the world, the visual landscape of Paris presents a constant expression of the beauty and power of love, seen through the tender kisses and embraces that can be publicly seen, literally anywhere, at any time, and always."
Of the exhibit (and book of photographs of the exhibit), he writes:
"Like a kiss, I offer here an expression of hope and love for our present and our future."
I have posted any photographs featured in the exhibit that I could find on Pinterest on my board IN FULL BLOOM, which is set in Paris.
It was lovely, memorable, and uplifting, both in artistry and in sentiment.....and it did feel like a kiss.