Quote Originally Posted by PKM-25 View Post
I'm afraid that unless you have a professional reason with official backing to do this, you are out of luck and rightfully so, no one wants to be the subject of photos they have no idea of what they are to become or why they are being taken.

Get a magazine or book assignment or, well....leave these people alone.

i can see why you are saying this .. seeing the world is full of scoundrels who make photographs of people and then they
plaster them all over the face book or the you tube or on bumper stickers or tee shirts or some other place where the public may find them
and the subjects may get upset they have been bamboozled into having their privacy disrupted ... but it isn't like this sort of thing is anything new ..

the other side of the coin is that if a photographer has a legitimate reason for photographing someone in public, and he/she
is honest with his/her subject about the reason for making the portraits, there is no reason not to ...
its no different than asking someone permission to photograph their red barn, or sheep or dog or harley .

i wish the OP lots of luck ...