A Kiss For All To See

“Places everyone…”

Right, here’s the next picture we’ll take a look at.

Say “cheese” in …3…2…1…

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Now this shot was taken in early 2014, on Camden High Street in Central London.
A typical overcast day, the start of the evening rush hour – I had just stepped off a red double-decker bus heaving with commuters when this sight greeted me.

Fortunately, my camera was in my hand and the shutter was pressed even before my brain had made sense of what I was witnessing.

“Oh yea, that’s a couple kissing on the street … no, wait –“
“A couple taking a selfie of their kiss on a crowde… hang on!”
“That’s a double-selfie…?!?!”
“A couple taking simultaneous individual selfies of their kiss on a crowded street…”

“…but why?”

Years later, I still can’t wrap my head around why one camera phone was deemed insufficient to capture that moment.

What does it say about their love?
About their desire for control?
About their ability to share?

Could it be a workaround to allow each person retain full copyright to their images and the freedom to post it on their social media accounts as they wish?

Or am I the strange one here?

(…I mean seriously – who goes around taking pictures of other people taking pictures?)

I’d love to know what you think in the comments below…

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