Thursday, 21 June 2012
50 Strangers Project.. continued
A couple of years ago I decided to challenge myself to photograph fifty strangers' portraits. The rules were simple - I'd approach random people and ask if they minded being photographed, to help build up my confidence and skills in portraiture. Since then I've successfully photographed 32 people (including one zebra and one pop star!) and I aim to make this fifty by the end of the year.
In a way it's actually become harder as the time has gone on, after the nerves of approaching the first stranger I knew I could do it and it's become more of a challenge to try and keep up with it and keep the photographs looking strong. It's definitely a great project to try if you want to improve as a photographer and build up confidence though and surprisingly few people have actually said no to having their picture taken! I really enjoy looking back through the shots and I hope to make a book out of them at the end of the year, just got to keep going! The set so far is here, with a little more information about each person.