My name is Jay Weinstein and I am a photographer, travel guide and wanderer best known as the creator of the so i asked them to smile project.
By obsessively focusing on our similarities, my work lovingly challenges assumptions: SIATS, by featuring smiles from strangers I meet in different cultures around the world, and A Wanderer’s Eye via a deep cultural dive into the one I know best, India.
Though Australian by birth I have lived in India most of my life. I speak Hindi and continue to be fascinated by her art, culture and traditions. Joining the culture at the age of 3 gave me a unique insider-outsider vantage point from which to compare, contrast and translate the thinking of East and West. I get to share this perspective with my travel/portrait photography, presentations, workshops, collaborations, brand work and my favorite, AWE India tours.
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I hope you enjoy this glimpse into my world.