well, why should he shoot xmm only in the name of street photography?
besides, he doesn't need to shoot xmm to get good street photos. i personally think he takes pretty decent street shots.
i don't think any girl wants their boyfriend to have a folder of pretty xmms from the streets
and yes, why only xmm?
Some even ask couples to pose & kiss for them... and went on to became an iconic photo in itself
Some 50 yrs ago...
Robert Doisneau’s “The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville,”
i have no problems taking pictures of strangers.
i just wear a tshirt "official photographer for seventeen magazine"
Last edited by engrmariano; 4th May 2010 at 10:41 AM.
he got offended despite pretending to be cool with it, so i removed the post.
anyways, this is how street photography in singapore is developing. i guess that's how it is. we will never have our:
to name a few. we will just have a load of people asking for street portraits and passing it off as street photography.
anyhow, from this statement, i can tell what you're looking for. the best advice is, you want to go the way of dannysantos.... just build up a thick skin. just ask. if you ask enough girls, you will somehow understand how to handle people...... you will know what to ask, how to ask... your success rate will improve.
but please, at least do not call it street photography. it is not that to me. have a nice day. last post here.
Last edited by night86mare; 4th May 2010 at 10:57 AM.
Maybe you should tell you potenial subject your primary intention and be sincere.
Other than Dannysantos' project. Tupi guy also doing a long running "dream" project, asking stranger of all life to pose for him.
Both are successful because they are sincere when approaching strangers.