Categories Photography People Photos Post author By David Bennett Post date September 14, 2018 10 Comments on People Photos Rate this:Like this:Like Loading... Related ← I Halted Gutenberg On This Site Temporarily → Disgutenberged 10 replies on “People Photos” The sideways-glance with telephone and water bottle is my favourite. What a moment caught! LikeLiked by 1 person I’m glad you liked it. I have hesitant in the past to take candids like this, but someone recently made me look at it differently. Your comment reinforces that. Thank you. LikeLiked by 1 person What changed? How are you able to now and weren’t before? I can’t do it. LikeLiked by 1 person I thought I was being cruel somehow to pin people on candid moments. The advice was to just be true to what I see and let the rest take care of itself. LikeLiked by 1 person I wouldn’t have said cruel exactly. But I suppose I’m afraid of being intrusive and in effect, discourteous. But the irony is that I’d have no compunction in sketching them, while taking a photograph feels like something I can’t do. I’m still divided! LikeLiked by 1 person Photographs are meant to be shown in a way that sketches are not – maybe that’s it. If someone were to come over to one of my sketches (it would be terrible, but let’s ignore that) and was offended, I would be upset to have upset them. LikeLiked by 1 person So would I. Horrified actually. It’s never happened (yet). I’d make the excuse that it was my lack of technical skill – but that’s not strictly true because what you think, your gut response really, does come across in a drawing in a way a photo doesn’t necessarily show. I’d be afraid, with a photo, that people would recognise something of themselves they didn’t want to see and think others would see this and take it to be literally true because it was a photograph. (This sounds muddled. Sorry). LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, there’s more wiggle room with a sketch. And people do feel pinned to the wall with photos. It’s a big subject – protecting the physical appearance and protecting how the personality is projected. LikeLiked by 1 person All your people photos are lovely, David. Do you ask them permission afterwards? I don’t _like_ taking people photos and I avoid it as much as I can. I have no idea why, but I enjoy looking at these. One time, at Stockholm international airport, I saw a guy from Australia who was smoking two cigarettes at the same time. I wish I’d taken a photo of him, though … LikeLiked by 1 person I didn’t ask them. I kept my camera around my neck and that made all the difference – no ‘should I, shouldn’t I’ LikeLiked by 2 people Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.