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Meet Antony

Antony walked by as I was speaking with another person I’d stopped to chat to and it was a no brainer to ask him for his portrait. Despite pushing his belongings in a shopping cart and being down on his luck, Antony was more than happy to stop and pose for a portrait. He asked me what I’d be doing…

Strike the pose

I saw this guy jump out of a taxi and strike a pose for a selfie on the side walk so took the opportunity to ask for his photo. He was more than happy to strike the pose for a couple of portraits. Turns out that Soamm Gannguly is a professional model from India and was on a quick visit…

It came good in the end

I got chatting to “D” while waiting to cross the road. As we chatted I asked him how he’d lost his leg; he told that he’d brought bad drugs from someone he shouldn’t have. He knew the guy was known for selling rough cut stuff, but he needed a fix. I then asked him if his leg had become infected…

How to shoot stranger portraits

Photographing a stranger is something that is intimidating to a lot of photographers, and that’s completely understandable. After all we are injecting ourselves into another persons life, and they might or might not be willing to let us photograph them. We might get turned down or forced to be in an awkward situation. But, this struggle is something that is really fascinating because in…

Lets meet……

I decided to spend the day capturing a few more stranger portraits along with their back stories. Stranger portraits has been an ongoing project since the summer of 2018 and I have now made 700+. Below are some of the strangers I meet today and the portraits I made. Jose Juan Sanchez is currently on a sabbatical from his job…

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