The Photographer

Jay is an Australian born wanderer, travel guide, photographer and digital nomad specializing in India. He is best known as the creator of the popular International photography project …so I asked them to smile. (

He first moved to India aged three and spent the next twelve years living, with his family, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.  After returning to Australia to complete his education, he moved to Mumbai in 2004 to become an actor before shifting into film production and advertising. In 2015, his began traveling full-time and sharing India through his photography on A Wanderer’s Eye ( and his regular photography events.

In the ongoing …so I asked them to smile project he shares hundreds of smiles from an ever increasing number of countries. He has been interviewed in dozens of languages and features in Better Photography Magazine, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Design Taxi, The Daily Mail, Bento, and National Geographic Poland.

So I asked them to smile will be exhibited for the first time at the Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai), from December 20–26, 2017.

Jay brings to his work a unique charm and an eye for hidden beauty. Through the easy rapport he builds with his subjects, he creates unforgettable images that transport one to the heart of India and her people.

For the latest trips Jay is leading, send him a message.

You can also contact Jay on Facebook

Follow his adventures on Instagram

His photography website

or follow I asked them to smile on Facebook