On one of the expeditions in the Antarctica trip, a group of girls asked me to make a photograph for them with the beautiful glacier as the background.
I immediately went into portrait photographer mode and the next thing I heard myself say surprised (or rather, impressed) even the most critical me - "Smile, it's the best makeup!"
I've long believed in being authentic in what I do and this "incident" is further proof for that. It was not preconceived, so it must have come from what I truly believe. You think a trip to Cagliari, Sardegna, witnessing the religious procession of Festa di Sant'Efisio might have put the thought into my head?
They say "a picture is worth a thousand words". I'm going to show you two thousands words. I hope you see the point clearly demonstrated by them. These were made on the first day of Festa di Sant'Efisio, where thousands of people from villages and towns of the whole island were in the procession, dressed in traditional costumes.
A. With a smile:
B. With no smile:
Now, do you or do you not agree, smile is the best makeup?