An Unexpected Smile by Valerie Rosen

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A beggar on the street in India is absolute commonplace, but this man, after seeing his serious face in my camera, suddenly burst out into laughter and allowed me one more shot. Here he smiles, a man with nothing but character.

Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful, Valerie! Awesome portrait, and a great reflection of a true encounter … :) – Well done!

  • Thank you! So much of this here…unfortunately…

    – Valerie Rosen

  • ZinaImage
    ZinaImageabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Val. well doe :)

  • Thanks, Wayne! Appreciate it! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 3 years ago

    This is such a stunninmg Portrait, Valerie, it’s a face that could tell a thousand words.

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment, Malcolm! Really appreciate your visit! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dicksonabout 3 years ago

    Excellent portrait, a very dignified demeanour captured as well, despite the circumstances.

  • He was quite a characeter! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 3 years ago

    Your portrait shots are always fantastic.. What a book they would make…
    Portraits That Speak or something like that!!

  • Would definitely like to publish eventually…thanks, Mum! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...about 3 years ago

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღWonderful capture nice clarity and detail nice focus and framing wonderful colour Nicely done and presented hugs.precious and blessings to him

  • Wow, that’s a lot of clapping! Thank you!! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 3 years ago

    A fantastic portrait!

  • Thanks so much, Barbara! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • lamiel
    lamielabout 3 years ago


  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williamsabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you, Mark!! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasabout 3 years ago

    And you , Valerie , have captured the true essence of him.
    Good job.
    Walk in beauty,

  • Thanks so much, Sass!! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

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