spoken-reality asked: Hey Andre, i hope all is well and good with you. Man I've been so inspired by you as a photographer that i finally decide to follow my own dream of becoming a photographer. SO thanks for the inspiration…..i love your double exposure pictures how do you do that? what program do you use?
take the inspiration and run with it! i’m glad my work is related to a feeling for you. all of my double exposures are actually done on film so I just exposed the same film frame twice.
Anonymous asked: Do you always shoot through the viewfinder? or from the hip? (so to speak) How did you get over the awkwardness of taking strangers pictures? Ever had someone not want to be photographed? Im an aspiriing street photographer, your photos inspire me
never! i always need full control. for me, it just took time.. it’s still not always easy. usually if someone doesn’t want me to take their photograph it’s already too late.. i’ve gotten pretty quick. never sneaky tho..
you have to want your pictures!
alphaprjct asked: Hey Andre, i'm a fan of your work and your courage. i ave a question i hope you can answer....what is your approach to street photography?
thanks for the love and support. my approach to the streets.. learn your gear inside and out, when you’re shooting you should not even think about it. i often practice by focusing on trees when walking down the street. learn to trust your instinct, don’t think about it.. just react. lastly, you must believe in what you are doing. the streets aren’t always kind.
Anonymous asked: I often battle with myself on when to use Film or Digital cameras. I like the colors and nostalgic feeling of film. Especially in street photography. So I wanted to ask do you use film when doing in-studio photo shoots?
i shoot a great deal of digital images for work and clients, but it really just all depends on the project. i do shoot film in the studio as well. i can’t lie, i’m obsessed with film.. but ultimately when looking at images i only care about the end product. trust me, in a perfect world i would only shoot analog..