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Finished mural, interesting stills. - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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Finished mural, interesting stills.
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alyska From: alyska Date: December 31st, 2010 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Depending on the type of work that you do, one of the ultimate goals of the photographer is to make the subject forget that they're there.

I know you do this a lot with your street photography, but it's one of the big roadblocks for people who do any kind of portraiture. (Even harder when the subject knows their picture is being taken, as in formal portraiture.)

It's one of the unsung bonuses of my innate wallflower-ness (gregarious introvert-ness?) -- I aim to get those candid shots that people wouldn't dare be "caught" in, because they've forgotten I've got a lens pointed in their direction, 3lbs of 70-200mm glass or no!
abmann From: abmann Date: December 31st, 2010 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Well sure, being discrete is a boon for street. In fact, it is likely a flaw in your work f people notice you that much. It's really hard for portrait photographers too or any studio work really.

You raise a good point, though, studio work has the same sort if process to it I like to watch.
alyska From: alyska Date: December 31st, 2010 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Because 'I'm a photographer' is so much more socially acceptable than 'I'm a voyeur.' (I resemble this remark.)

Are you familiar with the Madison photographer Balthazar?

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1512992

http://callmebalthazar.com/
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