26
Jul
12

Street Portraiture # 51

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4 Responses to “Street Portraiture # 51”


  1. 27 July, 2012 at 2:13 am

    What do say to them where they will allow you to take their photo?

    • 27 July, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Glad you like the set.

      The photographs you see are just one little part of the “experience”.

      On going out to take shots, it takes me at least 30 minutes to pick-up the courage to approach someone.

      Approaching a total stranger, there is no way of knowing what reaction i will get.

      I ask, “excuse me do you mind if I take your photograph?”. Its surprising how many people who, without asking why, say yes.

      Some people ask, why? and I tell them taking street portraits is my hobby, but only photographing people who I first ask permission. A small number say no, but mostly they say yes.

      Afterwards some people want to stop and talk.

      With the adrenalin rush, the experience can become addictive.

      • 29 July, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        I would like to try such photography myself. I have on a couple of occasions, but it is so hard for me to ask. Maybe in the future I will go to a town here in Kansas and give it a go and not come home until I have at least 10 of so subjects of whom I took photos of. I admire your work and am following you even if I don’t comment all that much.

        I’ve enjoyed watching your world on the other side of the pond during these Olympics. Anna and I always
        think of you as they pan the cameras over London.


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