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I posted a 100 strangers project previously offering candid photographs.
Here are my 100 strangers that are not so candid. Most of these persons were asked for permission. Others were not asked, but knew they were being shot and just didn’t care. Some knew and DID care like the guy giving me the 2 fingers. Some of the IR flash pix are borderline. When I shoot in the dark I never know if they think I shot them, so it is a toss up…I don’t ask.
My M.O. for social doc work was “meet on the street – shoot at the home”. Most of the interior shots were done like that…strangers I met and subsequently was able to shoot at their homes.
Nowadays that is kind of tough to do. People are too paranoid to let me go home with them. Also the cell phone cam has ruined it for me. People don’t need me to take pix for them, they are already overloaded with their own pix. Give them a cell phone + $40 inkjet printer from Wal-Mart and they are self-sufficient in the photo department.