Since I decided to continue my real smiley photo project i have managed to veer of my usual street style subjects to the everyday people I meet whiles combing the inner city streets of wherever i find myself. Within such a short time it has brought more meaning to my art of taking photographs. In my pursuit of collecting as many episodes of happy moments as I can, I usually end up smack right in the middle of it laughing my face off, i never knew meeting strangers could be this fun. Sometimes I get to make someone smile just by giving them my time and attention, sometimes I walk away with laughs that I don’t get the permission to capture and then there are times that i get to walk away satisfied like I did after I shot this inner city kid. He loves football, he wouldn’t say much but he just clutched on his ball and kept smiling.
photo : Allen A. Coleman