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Another Face from the Street
Posted By: paulyrichard, 08-25-2009, 12:40 AM

I met this guy yesterday (24/08/09), on my way home through the streets of Whitechapel, London. This will be another additional portrait that will coincide with my End Homelessnes Now Project.

* A Homeless Portrait


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Angle of this picture suits it well, expressing his "tats" nicely.

Though im curious of how you come to ask complete strangers to pose for a picture
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It's a cool shot.

I like how his eyes are pretty much exactly the same colour as his tatts. Interesting tattoos in an interesting place too.
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Maaaaaattttteee!!! I have some tatt's I regret but not as much as he feels regret.
Brilliant portrayal of people

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Very fitting PP work.
Lots of clarity there.
Nicely done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by flockofbirds Quote
Though im curious of how you come to ask complete strangers to pose for a picture
Thanks all.

Flock', I use the age-old technique of jus' engagin' and talkin' with people. You get the best out of people this way.
Don't create a barrier for yourself in your own mind and don't talk yourself out of the shot.
Its like askin' a girl out everytime, jus' don't fear the rejection, after all if you don't ask you don't get.
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Superb composition and portrayal, Pauly!

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Thanks, JMR.

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Very nice image, Paul. I'm glad you kept this one in color.

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Thanks, Jer.

This is only the second image that is colour, in my photo project.
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulyrichard Quote
Thanks all.

Flock', I use the age-old technique of jus' engagin' and talkin' with people. You get the best out of people this way.
Don't create a barrier for yourself in your own mind and don't talk yourself out of the shot.
Its like askin' a girl out everytime, jus' don't fear the rejection, after all if you don't ask you don't get.
Everytime! I am only getting smooth with this... Thanks for the share and the inspiration!
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Metro, what do you mean by 'smooth'?
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Metro, what do you mean by 'smooth'?
Being Spontaneous and naturally engaging with the people. keeping up the banter too. all with an eye toward inviting them to get to know me, to be at ease with me snapping. Being able to roll with whatever the responses. Getting over my hindrances such as shyness, awkwardness and the like.

Different groups and setting I find I am all over the field in terms of comfort ~smoothness. Recently started asking permission to hangout on the fringe of a group of street kids while they hangout on the street corner. Plan is to do it with a wide up close yet anonymous and also with a tele and further back. I simply love their articulations and gestures.

Eventually want a slide show that juxtaposes images of identifiably different groups.
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Ok, now I understand.

Metro', that is a cool thing to do.
Once you get under their wing and friendly with 'em, they'll open up. Jus' like what Bruce Davidson did and the images he got with the Brooklyn gang he photographed in the 50's or 60's, I forget the year now.
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