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Going up to people to take pictures of them is not an easy thing for me. Whatever the case, I love encounters and scenes of life(street photography).

I like to photograph people in their environment. But I believe that the approach remains the same, whether it’s a question of photographing a shopkeeper in his shop or a passer-by on the pavement: it’s always a question of taking risks, of putting oneself in danger, of setting out in search of a photo, rather than remaining on the idea of a theoretical rejection.



Often, what prevents us from having courage is fear. But we have to ask ourselves what we’re puzzled about. What can go wrong? At worst, someone will tell you they don’t feel like it. You have to get going, take the plunge, tell yourself that nothing authentic is going to happen if you don’t get out of your comfort zone.

Don’t be turned down

There’s no way around it. You may see people giving you suspicious looks, or the opposite. In any case, you must try not to let yourself be bothered, stay positive. As I said, this is something I often find very difficult to do.

Striving to get closer

Depending on the circumstances, I adjust, but I always have the same objective: that my subject has seen me, with my camera. I feel good in my shoes, I’m more natural and more effective when it comes to asking, I give off a much better image and people say yes more easily!

Implicit authorization

The dividing line between performance and street photography is occasionally discrete, but it’s regularly enough to address the subject of the photo. It’s not about the extent of a character in the photo, but about the frame. Successfully obtaining implicit authorization is the perfect way to relax.

To close the discussion on portrait photography, I’ll never be the most extroverted photographer in the world, I’ll always have a moment to stop and get closer to someone, a moment of courage to take photos.