I've got a little tired of seeing faces of pretty models. So i came up with the following idea. Actually, it is something i saw some time ago on the net.
There was a bunch of photographers in New York shooting portraits of anybody in the street who wanted to be photographed. They set up a portable studio (simple drop, a chair to sit on, some lights and lightboxes etc.) in the street. People were passing buy and many of them just sat down to be photographed. Later the pictures were posted on the net (perhaps later an album was published). And i have to tell you that they were astounding. So many different faces, a record of variety of human faces in New York.
It would be fascinating to repeat the same idea here in Singapore. It would be even more interesting than in New York because there are so many races here. Really cool.
Of course, there are some technical and cultural problems with this kind of a project. First of all, if it were to be done in Orchard Road (or some other major street) a permission from Police would be required (i am not sure about this because i am an expat). Subjects would have to sign some kind of model release form etc.
Secondly, i am not sure if there would be anybody there willing to be photographed just like that. This could be the main obstacle to pull it off.
What do you think about it? Is it an absurdly unreasonable idea?
Many thanks for your comments, suggestions and ideas