My personality as a Street Photographer is all about making connections with people - this comes from my work as a professional magician. I can’t help it, it is who I am.
Without connections, who are we?
I walk about with a smile on my face, camera at the ready.
I am observing life, people, places and the culture of the streets around the world.
My hearts inspires me to say hello to anyone I find interesting and feel the moment with.
I saw this gentleman and said simply “awesome hair style dude” his face lit up and said “thanks”.
I genuinely meant it.
My compliment to him had no agenda. We spoke for a little bit and then…, I said the magic words, “I am a street photographer and capture Street Portraits of interesting people, may I shot your Portrait?…
The rest is history.
Build rapport for through conversation and then..
This is how I approach Street Portraits.
The magic is in the Rapport with people not the camera.