Lord Snowdon has expressed his dislike of photographs of people smiling, preferring to capture laughter in his portraits.

Lord Snowdon has expressed his dislike of photographs of people smiling, preferring to capture laughter in his portraits.

Snowdon was speaking to BBC London as a new exhibition featuring his portraits of the Queen opened in London yesterday.

?I don?t like seeing pictures of people smiling because a smile is a false facial expression? with someone laughing it?s different,? he told the BBC.

The exhibition, Queen Elizabeth II A Photographic Portrait, showcases images from the archive of picture agency Camera Press.

It runs at The Strand Gallery until 9 October and includes work by other famous photographers, including Cecil Beaton.

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