Saturday, May 19, 2007

i never realized

...that there are two different pictures of this same moment.












the second one is titled "VJ Day Kiss" or sometimes just "The Kiss". it is obviously a much better photograph... but the first one, the grayer one, is titled "Kissing the War Goodbye" - an infinately better name.

"Over twenty men have claimed to be the sailor, but none has been positively identified."

4 comments:

Alli Hibb said...

I kinda wish that girl was me...

Chad Cheverier said...

I learned in college that the guy and the girl didnt actually know each other, he just kissed her. i don't know what happened next.

Cathi said...

I always thought that picture was posed....I'm so much more impressed now.

david thomas said...

i love that you are the type of person who blogs about this kinda thing.

you are incredibly unique, i appreciate that.