Continuing with my weekly theme of showcasing photos, videos and stories from Bangladesh, I’m reviving one of my most popular travel photo essay series: Smiles of X.
Research has proven that smiles are not only courageous, but they in fact boost your immune system.
It takes less effort (in terms of muscle movement) to smile than it does to frown; apparently, there are 19 different types of smiles ranging from polite social smiles to more sincere felt smiles.
Regardless, I hope this photo essay from Bangladesh will put a smile on your face.
“You can never have a fast enough shutter speed to capture the smiling faces and motions of happy children.”
“Normally as a street photographer I have to discreetly take photos of people;
however, in Dhaka I was invited to take photos so frequently I actually had to turn down requests at time,
so that I could continue to explore.”
“This Bangladeshi boy wearing a hoody flashes a distinct smile on the streets of Dhaka.”
“An ecstatic group of children wave to me from on top of a building nearby the Sadarghat in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.”
“We’ve got the money if you’re got the time :P”
“This jolly looking Bangladeshi man with a distinctly long white beard clasps his hands together and smiles.”
“This Bangladeshi man proudly displays the birds in his hands in a hectic area of Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.”
“This cute boy was thrilled to have his photo taken as I was just randomly wandering around Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.”
“These two Bangladeshi men invited me to participate in a event for children held in the backyard of a home.”
“These two young men were beaming ear to ear grins when they approached me to take a portrait.
The smiles soon disappeared into more serious faces as I snapped this shot.”
“These boys huddled together and posed for a photo as I boarded a rowboat to explore the Buriganga River.”
“These three stooges were dancing, waving and smiling on board a larger vessel that we passed on the Buriganga River.”
“I’ll never forget these cute smiling faces :)”
“A cute Bangladeshi boy waves hello to me.”
“This man invited me over to take his photo but then shyly looked away
from the camera when it came time for me to press the shutter release.”