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24-11-10, 11:07 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Warrington, North West England
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It was one of my favourites too - I'd love to do something like this one day.
Seeing that and Martin Parr's latest exhibition really inspired me to try something like this - it's just getting the confidence up to point my camera at strangers that's the problem... I don't get any confrontations with my usual subjects
I did a smal lproject in Liverpool (where people generally have a tough reputation), photographing various scenes / people doing everyday things.
To boost my confidence I had some small cards printed with my e-mail address on, theory being if anybody gets a bit offended I would present a card and explain that I was just taking photographs of the location / people and that if they wished I would remove the image or, if they sent me an e-mail I would send them some images and I would note their name and photo numbers.
Having captured dozens of images, I never once needed the cards. In most cases people were happy to pose
So my confidence was boosted more by the doing than the backup cards (although, as I have them I still carry them in my camera case).
I guess most people are similar - so how would you feel / what would be your reaction if somebody photographed you? Bare it in mind when photographing people and generally you'll be alright.
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