Can I Take Your Picture?

When mom told us not to talk to strangers she only wanted to protect us. But as photographers, the more strangers we talk to the better. Because eventually they stop being strangers and just become people other than ourselves.

Solid advise and guidelines from Adam Marelli regarding the popular trend of photographing strangers. The more I do it, the less I feel like a photographer and more like a sociologist. If you're looking to build your confidence with street portraits, I highly recommend viewing a video put together by photographer Jimmy Hickey where he elaborates on his approach.