If there’s one thing that is free on the face of the earth, that’s your smile. It signifies friendship, peace, love, happiness, and positivity. A man with a positive attitude can go an extended and more successful way than a one with a negative mind
And do you have any idea how many lives you could change if you offered them a simple smile? After all, it’s free and unlimited. It will bring a nice light to your face too.
Jay Weinstein is a photographer and a traveler born in Australia. “ So, I asked them to smile”is one of the great photography projects he started in 2012. The project is simple. He will take portraits of people first and then ask them to smile for the next. And the change it did to those people’s faces is unique and beautiful.
It all started while jay was traveling through India. When he was capturing some photos around him, he saw a man next to some bikes. He noticed that he was attracted to something about that man, but he ignored that feeling and continued shooting his surroundings.
Then suddenly, that same man leaning against the bikes shouted, asking jay to take his picture. Our photographer bid to his wish without hesitation, but not before asking him to smile. And that was the smile of inspiration jay had in his life to start this series “so, I asked them to smile”
While checking out the photographs we collected for you, you can further check his social media on Instagram and Facebook. Moreover, he has two more websites, awandererseye.com and Soiaskedthemtosmile.com.
#1 Jay met this man walking down a street with bars and cafes in Melbourne, Australia
#2 He found this man standing in front of a house in Beijing, China
#3 While taking a break while shooting a music video for the church choir, Jay asked this girt to smile
#4 Thiruvananthapuram was on a 3-day strike, but this person was standing at his stall near the train station
#5 This photo was from a busy intersection at Koramangala, Karnataka
#6 She was playing with her friend when jay saw her. from Turtuk, Ladakh, India\
#7 From the town of Dwarka, Gujarat, India
#8 A perfect smile met jay while he was walking down a park in shanghai, China
#9 A rich smile from Bengal, India
#10 From the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. jay asked him to smile
#11 A simple man with a simple smile from Uttar Pradesh, India
#12 Another beautiful smile found its way to jay’s project, “So I asked them to smile,” from northeast India.
#13 Traffic in Bangalore, Karnataka, is the worst. but he smiled
#14 He was playing cricket with his friends in Mumbai’s Oval Maidan Park
#15 Another innocent smile from Tamil Nādu while jay waited for his bus
#16 Jay said hello to this man when he was leaving Sri Krishna Math temple in Udupi in Karnataka, India
#17 He was in the audience while jay Weinstein was photographing in Khaksar, Gujarat, India
#18 He was a painter working in the village of Yavat and Weinstein asked him to smile
#19 Near lavender metro station in Singapore
#20 Another big smile from Singapore after jay Weinstein asked him to smile