It's about 50/50 whether or not I get a picture of Christian smiling. Or even looking at the camera. He doesn't always appreciate my desire to capture a given moment. Then there are times when I take his picture and he's not looking or expecting it. I love those candid photos because they are genuine.
This week at I Heart Faces they are asking for smirks. They define a smirk as "a smile evoking insolence, scorn, or offensive smugness". This can be tricky...it's hard to get a picture of. If someone is smirking, then he probably doesn't want his picture taken. But sometimes you can catch a look, accidentally, that spotlights an area of someone's personality that doesn't often get highlighted in a picture.
Christian is a tenderhearted and sensitive guy...but he's also tough. And just a wee bit intense. And it shows.
I like his face when he's smiling, and when he's serious. I can see him, the grown-up him, here. Would you believe we were at a playground? He was actually in the middle of having a lot of fun.
There are some great takes on the smirk over at I Heart Faces. Check some of them out!