So I was on my way to Adam’s office yesterday, walking on 27th b/w 6th and 7th – I had my camera hanging around my neck – looking all official, and these guys were hanging out on the sidewalk. Of course, I wanted to take their picture… I mean – look at them! And just as I passed them, I hear one of them say, “you can take MY picture”… so I stopped, turned around and walked back. “Really? Can I take your picture?” – Yes… they were totally into it – posed for a few shots and I showed them the shots on my camera. They loved them. So I told them to check out nellsdish.com – new readers? Anyway, I’ve definitely pushed myself to take more pictures of people over the last week and I’m starting to get a lot more comfortable. I always enjoy engaging with people – and the camera helps to facilitate interactions just like this one. Fun.
U r brave! Awesome photo but they look a bit mean to me!!!
Thanks Sharon! it was all good b/c it was the middle of the day and there were people all around. If I was in some deserted place, I probably would have kept walking! then when I showed them their picture they were so excited… really friendly. It was funny!
Love the fasion statements going on in this pic. particularly the belts and padlock;)
I mean right?? what about the dude’s gold teeth?? I was in heaven… I could have done a whole photo shoot with them. they were so much fun to look at!
I’ve been wanting to do that as well. Great shot. Nice framing.
my next photo is similar… I’m definitely building up the courage to start getting in there with the camera more. depends on the situation of course, I’ve been denied a few times as well when I’ve asked a stranger if I could shoot them. to each their own I guess. thanks for the comments judy.
Damn fool! Good shot.
Thanks robbie. 🙂