Ladies and gentlemen, your iconic image of the day…

The arm and legs belong to Jean-Paul Belmondo and Ms. Jean Seberg respectively—nuzzling on the set of Breathless. It’s snapped by the unusually fortunate Raymond Cauchetier, who happened to be camera-ready for some of the more photogenic moments of the French New Wave, and is getting his due with a solo show in London this month.

This one in particular stands alongside some of the better photography we’ve seen, and not just because of Seberg’s well-shaded charm. Consider it a silverprint ode to afternoons spent inside.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom