The smile of the year

I guess sometimes the happiness to be portrayed really shows. Taken in the streets of Cochin.

When in India, it is quite easy to take people's portrait. Many actually come to you to have their pictures taken. The trap becomes then to avoid shooting an endless series of portraits and find elements that makes them appealing beyond the subject himself. Therefore in this picture, I positioned this kid in front of a background that I thought would enhance the portrait. Sort of a Mondrian street portrait in some ways. 😉  (click on picture for high res)

Leica M9 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/500, ISO160

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