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Monday, 26 January 2015

kanye West "I don't smile because it makes me look cool"




  Kanye was all smiles, for once, at Thursday's The Daily Front Row's inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards.  While presenting an award to Milk Studios founder Mazdack Rassi, 'Kanye explained his inspiration behind  his glum  look of   his photos and  his refusal to smile for the camera is all thanks to  a history book he found in a Parisian flea market.



He says he was inspired by the images of the 1800s realism art movement.... the stars of the 80's who looked "cool" not cracking a smile in their vintage pics.

'Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything.

I looked at all these people's photos and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren't smiling and people, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, "Why you not smiling?" and I think, not smiling makes me smile.'

He continued:

'When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling cause it just wouldn't look as cool.'

 source: theybf

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