Sunday, July 17, 2011

Returning to People

In one of my last posts I promised to get back to photographing people. When I wrote that I was thinking of studio work. But this morning I got together with a group of locals and headed out to Seattle's Pike Place Market to photograph people.

Though I'm primarily thought of as a "people" photographer, taking photos of strangers is not my idea of a good time. I want to enjoy it, but I just don't look forward to picking strangers out of crowds. I want to know the folks I photograph. But tend to be too shy to just walk up to someone on the street, befriend them, and then take their photo. Not a skill I've ever developed, and not sure that it is one I want to pursue. So, hoping to be back in the studio later this week.

In the meantime, though, some of my photos from this morning's outing...

My wife, Kim.
This was the last photo I took. By happenstance,
I ran into a family I know (Tristen, Paul, and Finni).
I think you can see from the last two images
how different things look when I'm familiar with
my subjects.

All images created with a Canon 7D with a 100mm f/2 and 135mm f/2 lenses.

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