It’s really true what they say, that personal projects win commercial jobs. Not only does it make you do what you’re really passionate about, it also gives your potential clients an insight to your vision and approach in photography. And if you get lucky (as I have), a few will start knocking on your door.

Weekend street photographer Danny Santos reflecting back on how all the photographic opportunities that’s come his way has been a direct result of the dedication he placed into working on his Portraits of Strangers project along Orchard Road in Singapore.