umm, you’re mostly right.. i hardly ever ask for permission to make a photograph. but it really just depends on the situation. for example, i’m currently shooting in Paris. I was in the metro and there was this father and daughter having a moment.. the joy was evident and with non verbal communication he gave me permission to photograph them. I took the typical smiling photo but I was after so much more than that and continued to shoot until i got my shot. i almost always just flow with the vibes that i’m feeling.. there is no “right approach”
i shoot with a 28mm prime lens so i use my feet and body to zoom. i think the 28mm lens is amazing because when i’m close you feel it.. when i’m further back you feel that as well. the 28mm give you a good look into my vantage point.
people getting angry about their photo being taken is just part of the territory. i’m very sensitive to it though and i’ve worked out ways with my shooting style to “try” and be non obtrusive.
something to keep in mind. with this type of photography you can’t expect people to understand what you’re doing, while you’re doing it. in reality it’s only you, your viewfinder, and the way that you see things. but if people don’t understand what you’re doing after your presentation i believe the art gets lost. and i’m not sure what good that does..
Thanks for all the love and support to everyone who helped my travels to Paris become a success. Brooklyn themed boat block party was great. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share my work across the world. I’m learning that love and good vibes is the universal language no matter where you are. Now it’s time to get back to what I do best.. catch me on the streets shooting in Paris, Amsterdam, Denmark & back to London. #AndreTravelsToParis
making images and enjoying the people & culture
Awesome, would be so great to meet you. Find details about the showing here https://www.facebook.com/events/329872620493578/
June, I’m in London now. I’m showing work in Paris here https://www.facebook.com/events/329872620493578/