The power of a smile photo, which will make a different look at the strangers
• The power of a smile photo, which will make a different look at the strangers
Photographer Jay Weinstein traveling the world and doing portraits of strangers, and then asks them to smile and make another portrait. Impression of a person changes dramatically - the author of the photo project wants to draw attention to the fact, as a smile influences perception. If we compare the portraits before and after smile, the difference is impressive. That's what the photographer talks about his work in the Facebook:
"December 2013. Photo Tour I was in Bikaner in the desert of Rajasthan in India. Near the railway station full of people, I saw a man who wanted to photograph. I hesitated. His eyes and stony, stern expression scared me. That moment of doubt always kills a good picture! In the end, I walked by his side and shooting other objects until he heard his cheerful voice, "Take a picture of me, too!" ".
"I set up the lens, the finger was ready to pull the trigger. "Smile" - I said. And he was transfigured. His face radiated heat, his eyes sparkled with humor, which at first I did not notice. Even his posture was more relaxed. And then I realized, what will be my next project. Thus I was born So I asked them to smile ( "And then I asked them to smile"). I wanted to capture the power of the human smile on the faces of strangers.
In the next days, months and years, I asked random people in my fotopoezdkah (mostly on the streets of India) to pose without a smile and with a smile. These images - the basis of my project. His goal - to recreate the mental attitude with which we look at the stranger, and then watch as our assumptions are transformed with the appearance of a smile on his face.
There are no names. No School. Not specified religion or national origin. No complicated life lessons or burning cases of life. Only one human face. Without a smile, and with a smile. "