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 :