Day One Hundred Eighteen, May 20, 2011

The face that forces you to smile

I was walking in a small alley in Shanghai with my camera and zoom lens thinking that today I will not photograph people, I was looking for details, patterns, small things as that is where my mind was. Suddenly I hear a giggle, a shy hello. I looked back and this beautiful old lady was giggling at me, shyly trying to make contact, forcing me to smile back with an even sillier grin. We just stood there like smiling idiots the two of us till I snapped a few portraits. Another one of life’s magical, human, unforgettable moments recorded…

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