portraits of strangers

 

street portraits of absolutely strangers

  when i started my photography journey, portraits were not mine favorite genre, furthermore - people never were in a front of my camera. everything that's not breathing and hardly moves and not people. but water flows away, time is running out and almost everything is changing, so i did - i put the Portrait photography in one of higher priority studies. at the same time when i learned to take portraits of my family members, i interested in taking a portraits of absolutely strange people, in most cases at streets. it was a real challenge every time from the first moment when i asked some interesting me person for the portrait, until the last minute of our sometimes long conversations about stranger's life. a few of these people became very good friends to me, most of them got their portraits by email, with some of stories i participated in 100strangers who we met project . if you're would like to ask my about a technique of taking such unconstrained portraits of absolutely strange to me people - the secret is very simple - i just said that i need a help in my portrait photography studies. seems like people always ready to assist.   enjoy the eye contact and feeling of familiarity :     Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers         Street portraits of absolutely strangers        

49 Replies to “portraits of strangers”

  1. Ah! por fin te encuentro. hace un tiempo me topé en la web con una de tus fotos y me encantaron,te seguí por google. te perdí..y de nuevo te vi en fb. Gracias por compartir tu trabajo, es excelente! es de gran inspiración para mi,suelo ir a la calle y pedir a la gente por un retrato,algunas veces lo consigo!Tu eres mejor! 😉

    Abrazo para ti.

  2. Absolutely love it! You’ve inspired me a lot in my work, I’d love to show you some of my photography work if you’re interested?

  3. Great Work Victor!! You have a very NICE collection of portraits. I’m still learning to how to be a brave as you with meeting people on the street. Each one of your portraits drip with emotion 🙂 (The second to the last photo is one of my favorites)

  4. Why do you say to not look at this album ? This album is a true compliment to your work and your personality . It takes so much courage to ask to take a picture. The guy with the tattoos , for instance, he does not look like one for me to ask!!! But you have most of your subjects to SMILE!!! Victor, I am a writer . Writers often see details other cannot and remember them over and over. I see people in my dreams as people I dream a life story for. For a long time I have wanted to take photos. I am a poor graduate student and about to start my PHD in English. How could I best start to learn to take good pictures? Someone suggested to just start with my iPhone 5. What would you say? I have been following your work on G+ for years. I have watched you evolve somewhat, but you have always been good. If you get this note and have time to answer, I would really appreciate your expert opinion. Sincerely, Dawn

    1. Hi Dawn !
      thank you for your words
      i really miss this lack of ability to say or to write, but i learn and trying to express myself in English and my blog is the best place for me for this.
      how to take good pictures – same story like with the language – try this chinese (really ??) principle – “if you would like to know to swim – you should swim more”. iPhone5 or any other smartphone is not good device to learn photography, but one component you can learn – i talk about composition.
      Give me know if you need some help !
      have a great day
      Victor

  5. Such GORGEOUS work. I recently shot some strangers at a couple of markets and it was such an awesome experience. Don’t worry about not being able to explain yourself as well as you wish to. Sometimes words are never needed……that’s what photos are there for. Well done 🙂

  6. I went to my uncle Paul’s 90th birthday party yesterday. So many old and young family members around. It is strange you posted portraits. I kept thinking it would be so nice to take portraits of the family . Catch some off guard and some together or alone. Then this old post mentioned composition. In composition, do you not refer to the picture as a total. The lighting, contrast to feature the details best, a prop or scene that is a natural environment and not planned, or am I thinking all the wrong way? Your portraits are so wonderful and catch the spirit of each person through your positive eye. I want to bring that out when the timing is right. Am I thinking right language or wrong? By the way Happy Fathers Day!!!

    1. Hi Vili ! you’re so right !
      may be the reason is – almost all my stranger’s portrait are mens cos more problematic to get “yes” from woman at streets !
      i’ll work on this !

  7. Awesome set of street portraits. I love doing street portraits, though I have found it easier to approach women than men!
    Again great set they are very inspiring.

    1. thank you Mark for the kind words. you can see by the amount of men portraits here that for me women is the more issue to start to talk about portrait

  8. These are awesome, Victor! Is there anything you can’t capture in a great, unique way? I think not. Your work is really inspiring and a big joy to look at! Keep it up 🙂

    1. Huge thank you for the kind words !! When i find something that I’m not good in – I’m digg like crazy so may be the result of the difficult and dedicated work is different. I mean that everyone can find his unique way after some heavy digging; -))

          1. All the countries are within the reach these days Victor. Do let me know if you are planning to visit North East Regions of Our Country…

          2. youre right – everything about the time right now. I just have no possibility for a few weeks trip becaise of my work. and to go just for a few days is kind of time wasting ! right now in my plans Mumbai maybe next year 😉

Leave a Reply