A Century of Photographs
Barbara Levine, Paige Ramey
Publication date: 12/25/2018
|Love is in the air as Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey take on humankind's oldest
pastime: kissing. In racy candids, humorous vintage postcards, and snapshots taken
on the sly, couples from the Victorian era through the Swinging Sixties smooch,
canoodle, neck, and spoon. The collected photographs are sweet, sincere, and saucy,
occasionally awkward, and always intriguing: Who took these photos? And what
lay in store for these amorous couples after the shutter clicked--true love or just
a passing fancy? People Kissing is the perfect gift to share with a sweetheart any day
you feel like making a public display of affection.
Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey are collectors, artists, and curators specializing
in vernacular photography and offbeat collections. They run Project B, a found photo
archive and curatorial services company. They live in Houston, Texas, and
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Editorial ReviewsNew York Times:
"Kissing âÄ˘ that simple act of romance---is a hard thing to explain. But Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey of Project B, a group "dedicated to collecting and preserving vintage vernacular photography,âÄ˘ are trying"