Project Random Faces

Random faces is my first project when I was new to street photography. I walk and take photos of random person in the street, which I find interest on them, face, hair, looks, the light hitting their faces and more.

I was inspired by Eric Kim and Thomas Leuthard approach in photographing random people and shooting them as close as possible. I was scared at first, because of the fact that I’m a shy type of person and not good on making conversation and confrontation. With the fear of getting beat up on the middle of the road and getting rob all my gears, but Kim and Leuthard assures that 99.9% of the time it will not happened. But Erick got get kung fu by an old man, but nothing worse i guess will happen to you, coz nothing has happened to me till now.

Doing a street portraiture is a different than doing a model or a glamour shoot. The unstage and the vulnerability of the people in the wild is the greatest thing to capture and document, those gestures, expressions are really genuine especially kids. The things is to get close and get connected to your subject. Remember to respect your subject if they don’t approved to be taken, then move on. Practice is the key to do this, so practice and try to be close enough.

The shorter your focal length is the bigger your balls have to be…- Thomas Leuthard.

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3 thoughts on “Project Random Faces

  1. The idea is just lovely! and you have such great eyes for details. But, is it easy to photograph unknown people on the streets? I mean, don’t they come back to you angry? I experienced situations in which people get really angry and also asked for the picture to be deleted… Maybe these people have something to worry about (truble, police, and so on) haha. Congratulations!

    • Just try to be invisible, don’t be sneaky. give them a smile after taking their photo. Try to take their photo and move on, never have eye contact to your subject. I suggest looking for eric kim’s blog, thomas leutahrad’s ebooks on street portraiture and john free on youtube, they will help you more.

      thank you for you comment, very much appreciated.

      -wibs.

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