Eduardo Kobra Mural | New York City

The Kiss Mural by Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra, was my favorite part of walking the Highline in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood during my first trip to New York in April, 2015.  It was a colorful interpretation of the iconic photograph VJ Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt, made famous by LIFE Magazine.  I'm referring to it in past tense because sadly when I visited New York in September, 2017, the entire building had been razed and a new building was under construction on the site.  I was sad at the sight of this scene without the beautiful mural, but thankful I was able to see it and photograph it before it disappeared.  

 

Shot with a FujiX100t in April, 2015.