Do Not Smile

Smiling is beautiful, an expression of happiness and affection.
But why do women always need to look happy anyway?
Telling a woman to smile happens, mostly for two reasons:

caring or controlling

While the first might be well-intended, neither will probably be well-received.

On the other hand, a lot of men view smiling as subservient, weak and vulnerable.

So, telling a woman to smile might be pushing her back into a traditional stereotype.

In our society we are so used to women smiling at us from every advertisement that it is almost disturbing when this is not the case.

Behind every woman is so much more than the smile we all expect. Let’s make that visible.

Who wants to be part of this ongoing series? Get in touch!

The next shooting date is fixed. On 11.December 2021 in Munich.
Get in touch now and arrange a time. Send a mail to:

You need to plan about an hour of time.

Be prepared to sign a small contract that I can use the images for an exhibition, publications, etc..

Of course, the shooting is carried out in compliance with all Corona specifications. Compliance with distance, the wearing of masks and compliance with the 2G regulation are self-evident.