Another great collection. I mostly enjoy your black and whites this time.
Do you choose your location first and let the characters move into frame or if you pick your characters as you encounter them ? I suppose it could be both options, of course, you’ve already showed much versatility.
Hey Arr Day, good question. My approach varies but I’m typically attracted to a setting with decent light where something interesting might happen. I enjoy the challenge of creating candid pictures with multiple subjects/layers and strong interaction between the subject and the context, so its usually a bit of a waiting game. Its a tough way for me to work especially in situation like Kuala Lumper when my shooting time was very limited (i made all of these pictures in the span of two hours). Given unlimited time, I might spend an hour in a single setting. Shooting film, you never really know whether you have the shot you want, so I try to get a few decent shots in a good setting. I’m not really into the street portrait thing, so sometimes you see someone so interesting (like the foreground subject in #3 above) that I’ll take the shot without as much regard to background/composition. Thanks again for the comment.
I’m the one to thank you, Jason.
We all come to develop a personnal approach – it is interesting just to get an insight from others.
It is also interesting to hear you did not pay attention to composition, on you portrait of the lady, here, while it is a very strong composition and while there’s great dynamics with those slightly slanted elements and background.
Need to give support to the capital city of where I am from. 🙂