Category Archives: Street portraits

Bridge Project Update

So I have not had the chance to shoot nor scan the 3 remaining rolls of my processed superia 400 film.

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Justice Now

Plus I am finding it difficult to pick the three photos aswell. How do you choose them as a coherent set? What narrative do I wish to show? Portraiture? Shadows? Still life?

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Make shift bin

Perhaps Morning, Lunch and Late in the afternoon? Decisions decisions. Tips and advice welcome!

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Down and out

Joe

Joe

Ilford HP5
Canonet QL17 GIII

First street portrait I have asked for since shooting film. I spotted Joe whilst walking as he was smoking on the path. At first I hesitated but came back and asked, sadly by this time he had finished his cigarette. I wish to do more street portraiture in the future, something to get the fear out of shooting out in the streets. He was a really cool guy, even took his glasses off as he didnt want the glare to ruin the picture. I feel the small size of the canonet also helps on not being too intimidating when out. Any tips or advice on how to approach people to ask for their image? I do prefer candid but at times it is nice to get to know a person and ask.