When you see a photograph of two people kissing, it's hard not to wonder about the story behind it. Who are these people? How do they know each other? Are they a couple or did they just meet? What do they see in each other? Do they know that they are being photographed?
People Kissing, by Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey, is a collection of photographs from the Victorian era up to the '70s of people kissing. There are a couple of people kissing their children or their pets and one or two celebrities, but for the most part, it is couples - men and women or men and men and women and women, kissing and embracing.
This collection is a series of little windows into other lives and relationships that tantalises the imagination. It would make a great gift for someone interested in historical photographs, or perhaps for a writer to use as story prompts.
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Princeton Architectural Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.