A Hundred Smiles is a collaborative project of two photographers, Paulette Waltz and yours truly. On the 11th of July 2009, we were roaming around central Tokyo, bringing our frames, stopping by people, and asking them one question: “What makes you smile?”, then *snap*!
I was inspired to do this project after my good friend-photographer, Carlo Nicora, made his Thousand Portraits in Britain. It was really a challenge, not only as a photographer, but also an individual who wants to share the positivity to others.
One day, I met up with Paulette. I talked about the project I wanted to do, and a great brainstorming happened right there. The frame is Paulette’s wonderful idea. Two heads are better than one, indeed.
This project will continue to expand as this is going worldwide. We are going to invite other photographers all around the world to do the same, and gather all photos/smiles in one site, that is A Hundred Smiles.
The photos shown on this blog entry are my top 5 photos. I hope they bring a little smile on you. Please visit the site for more smiles.
If you want to be involved in this project, you can contact me or send an email to info[at]ahundredsmiles[dot]com.