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Life 1945 by B-McKinney by TheMaskedShrike Life 1945 by B-McKinney by TheMaskedShrike
If you've looked around my gallery you may have noticed I have a high regard for the artist Brandon McKinney :iconb-mckinney:. Not only is he incredibly skilled and talented and nice, he's also psychic, apparently.

He recently started doing 'quickie commissions' again (go and check out his gallery!) and I had to have another one. I just asked for something romantic featuring PinUp Girl and her fella, Proud Citizen. Like the genius he is, he came back with this idea--an idea PC's player and I have been wanting done for some time. And now here it is.

Brandon took the pose from Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic photo taken on V-J Day in Times Square, which was used as the cover of Life magazine on August 27, 1945. The original image, of a sailor kissing a nurse, really sums up the exuberance of the day. Brandon not only drew the clinch, he generously recreated the photo in this awesome piece. I just love it. Maybe it's a shot of the original WWII PC and PG circa 1945.

Thank you, Brandon! I bow to your artistic prowess as well as your mind-reading ability.

To see Alfred Eisenstaedt's famous photo that served as inspiration, you can go here: [link]
To read a little about the photo, you can go here: [link]

Art by :iconb-mckinney:
Original cover photo of Life magazine by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Proud Citizen created by :iconwemblyfraggle:
PinUp Girl created by me
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Laserskater Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Great kiss!
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sjrj3sdm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thats rly niffty lookin. that nurse from the photo actually died today
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totmoartsstudio2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
hehehe, nicely done:thumbsup:
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TheMaskedShrike Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Absolutely--Brandon just came up with the perfect idea and executed it beautifully. :)
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Taclobanon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008   Digital Artist
love how he manipualted the photo. i remember seing the original in a photo book by life magazine.
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WemblyFraggle Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Absolutely mind-blowing! :D

There are just no words to describe how much I love this piece (and the coloured version). Brandon is an absolute genius.

Thank you so much for having Brandon bring this to life, hon :)
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JaySentinel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Wow that is amazing! I love that. Being that the original photo is one of my favorite pictures, me being in the military and all. I LOVE IT!
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
I recall the pose and it fits them so well.
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ratwood42 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
AWESOME! Always loved that photo and it works so well with the style of both characters! Perfect!
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DynamoDiva Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still.... a VERY romantic and patriotic piece!! great work, Brandon! :D
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