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rating some of my favorite photos of me, except they were augmented by my friend gianni to have weird smiles

one of my favorite things about lifestyle blogging is the collaboration and with this post i’m kicking off my first one with one of my dearest friends, gianni. one of his best gags is taking any photo you post online and texting you a version with a huge scary smile. it’s horrifying and absolutely uncalled for.

last night i called for it.

imessage convo of me asking "If I send you some professional photos of me can you run that weird smile filter you love through them and I’ll review them for my blog?" and him saying "it would be my pleasure"

tonight, i am sharing and rating 6 of my favorite photos of myself and his machine-learned smile augmentations.

a selfie of me in a pink elevator looking cool, and next to it the same photo but i'm smiling weirdly

here i am in a cool pink elevator in a berlin hotel a couple of years ago. i just look super cool drenched in pink. the smile is so weird but if you've never seen me smile ever i guess it could pass.

6/10

a photo of me looking down and smiling in an office, and next to it the same photo but my eyes are closed and my smile is weird and in a different lip color lol

i was already smiling in this photo, so he made my eyes and mouth closed and with a berry lip for some reason. disgusting.

8/10

photo of me looking nice at an event, and next to it the same photo but i'm smiling weirdly

this is a very nice photo of me taken by arin sang-urai at an event. this probably wasn't hard for the app gianni uses to generate and i can see my smile being pretty close to that.

9/10

photo of me in my kitchen looking cool, and next to it the same photo but i'm smiling weirdly

this was a cool selfie i took in my kitchen and gianni made it look like a completely different person and also changed my hair color?

2/10

photo of me at age 4 in a church looking pissed, and next to it the same photo but i'm smiling weirdly

this photo was taken after i was baptized. it's a long story and this photo is absolutely terrifying.

10/10

photo of me wearing a white sheet mask, and next to it the same photo but i'm smiling weirdly and have a beard

gianni said "also for one of these i mixed our faces. it’s rough"

-100/10

shouts out to gianni for collaborating with me - make sure to follow @gf3 on twitter if you're looking for a terrible time.

do you have cool ideas for future collabs? leave them in the new comments section below! i am very excited to engage with you all, expand my live laugh brand awareness cross-platform, and never smile again.

xoxo j

this was published July 13, 2020 under gianni photography selfies rating