Dedicated To Robert Doisneau


When I was 18 I saw this photo by Robert Doisneau of two lovers kissing by the Hotel De Ville in Paris:

It’s been my favorite photo for years. Just the realness and rawness of it. I want to know who they are, what happened before and what happened after. What are others thinking about the man who’s taking a picture of an intimate moment between lovers?

I said I’d recreate this photo one day. Not this trip. But maybe the next. But I did go down to the Hotel de Ville and waited a while for lovers. The rain came before I got a photo I’d absolutely love, but I did get something:

Darnell Lamont Walker, a self-professed traveling foodie, has been found sitting at tables eating baby goat sweetbreads, drinking tequila, and laughing loudly with strangers. The writer, filmmaker, artist, and sometimes photographer puts happiness above all.