So what can we learn from Suzanne that can help us with our own street photography ?
1) The approach to the world around us is the main point. Let’s stop being stealthy and pretending we are not there. Engaging with people is a great way to get the pictures we want. That doesn’t mean always asking for permission. It means not hiding, being open minded and sometimes accepting that the photo will not come on its own, you have to go and get it. I started a project on Flickr called the 100 strangers project : (link here). The aim is to talk to a person on the street and afterwards ask them for a photo. It is a great way to overcome shyness and to learn that most people are open-minded, even talkative and have an inner desire to talk about themselves and their life. I found it very difficult when I started, but now I am less shy and sometimes just talk to people without the aim of a photo.
3) Portraits taken up close with a wide (or widish) angle lens are very engaging.
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