Your brother decides to take a nice family portrait. You look at the camera, smile on your lips, arm on your mother’s shoulders. Your brother studies the frame, struggles to bring the camera into focus. He wants to take the perfect picture. You won’t be able to hold your pose much longer. You might as well have just stood there, but in pictures you have to pose, as unnatural as it may look.
Dean Fleischer Camp, an American artist and filmmaker, makes fun of this in a video he posted online entitled “Smile.”
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