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Photo by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of a loved one, rejection, or anything that triggers feelings of low self-esteem will lead to a challenging time for him. Lately, he is rediscovering the joy of the act of photography, and waiting for that moment that tells a special story to the casual observer.

About this photo: “‘Stolen Kiss’ was taken on the Staten Island Ferry in the 1970s.”


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14 responses to “Stolen Kiss”

  1. shanechall Avatar

    Wow that white on black is like an infinite abyss outside the windows! Very visually striking, sir.


  2. mindymagmog Avatar

    Captures that feeling of a stolen moment, with the framing and scale…. great photography


  3. hank shaw Avatar
    hank shaw

    great image Nat.

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  4. TamarasCameras Avatar

    What a beautiful intimate moment.

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  5. jajalsing6 Avatar

    Reblogged this on jajalsing6.


  6. glanceobservecapture Avatar

    Love this perspective!

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  7. Mike Raffone Avatar

    A beautiful and hart warming tale, thank you so much!

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  8. Roshan Clicks Avatar
    Roshan Clicks

    awesome shot.

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  9. sydgrant Avatar

    I love the colors and perspective of the photo! Lovely!

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  10. eLPy Avatar

    Oh that’s precious! Good eye. May you find confidence in your art. 🙂

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  11. bluebrightly Avatar

    Great photo – and I love that it was taken on the ferry, which I used to take to work. Never too late!!

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  12. autisticaplanet Avatar

    Wonderful candid composition. I like how the doors frame the couple. Reminds me of a photo Vivian Maier would take on the street 🙂


  13. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    Good photos tell good stories. This is a great photo!


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