For more than a century, artsy-fartsy photographers decided that people ought to be looking off into the distance for their portraits. Thing is, we all know they were in a photo studio (or even just a school gym), and weren’t likely to be gazing upon anything more extraordinary than a beer can ashtray or some used gym towels.
There was the 60s/70s look of dreamy charm:
thanks to Erika Herzog
The slightly pensive smile of the 50s/60s:
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