When the street subject looks YOU in the eye

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by Ross Chambers, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Ross Chambers

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    I have always liked those types of photographs as they create an interaction with the viewer instead of making the viewer a voyuer. I might have to get this book.
     
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    The photos do look interesting none the less.

    Jeff
     
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    The eye contact changes the picture from a scene to a dialogue. I like that.
     
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    yup.....now time to sell the junk.....marketing angle...

    anyways, here's a PLUS from using film--you generally have all the rejects to look at 20 years later and say to yourself "DAMM---these are pretty good after all".....digital, you would have deleted them straight away and gone forever.
     
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    To be honest I prefer eye contact although on occasion if I'm noticed I ask the "subjects" to carry on doing what they were before I disturbed them. Perhaps not classic street work but that my style :whistling: But great photographs and interesting comments too.
     
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    I prefer no eye contact - the candid image is what I'm after. I like to go unnoticed by my subjects. That way, I do not influence their actions or expressions.

    If I'm shooting on the street, I don't mind making street portraits, but that's a different type of image.
     
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    i enjoy both kinds ... it all depends on the atmosphere and mood ....
     
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    It's better than many of the "street shots" I see of the side if people's faces when they are looking the other way, at least it elicits a reaction.
     
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    I do the same (search out eye contact in my shots).

    I havnt done it in a while but its in a lot of my street shots.

    http://www.fletchart.com/photography/street/

    Just click through (please ignore the crappy artist statement... I need to re-write it without all the pretentious fluff. Had to do it for a class a few years ago and pictures are a bit old now as well...)