This was my entry in the SCPC 2010-2011 Annual Photo Essay contest. It did not win, but I didn't really intend for it to win. Most of the essays are serious, slow-moving displays of truly beautiful photographs set to beautiful music and are a pleasure to watch...but I thought the meeting needed something to lighten the mood and wake people up that year. The intention of this essay was quite simply to...well....read the title.
Some photographers collect waterfalls, some collect birds, some collect flowers, some collect landscapes. I collect smiles.