The reasons I chose this picture: 1. I like it 2. While it wasn't my favorite or the best of the series that I took of this gentleman it was chosen for it's balance between his desire not to have it "published" and my right to publish as I feel enough of his face is obscured to grant him the anonymity he desired. 3. This picture was a good example of approaching a subject...Here is that story He was initially looking at a car that was for sale and I had snapped a picture from across the street of him and the car. He had realized what I was doing as I typically do not take pictures on the sly and he hurried to get out of my way apologizing for "being" in the picture. That started the conversation and we talked about this car for sale for sometime as the conversation changed he moved into some great light and I snapped his picture again he realized what I had done asking, " are you taking my picture?" I told him I was and why I had not asked telling him that when he knew I was taking a picture he started to "pose" and stopped acting natural. I told him to just keep on talking. He continued with his story and I continued to take pictures. Soon a friend of his showed up and asked what I was doing I mentioned that I was taking pictures and that I had been in LA the whole day doing that very same thing and showed them some of my earlier pictures which put them more at ease. The conversation lasted a few more minutes but when he left he told me not to post the pictures or let anyone see them who wasn't supposed to.
Thanks to all y'all @ampt
Quite an interesting story.... I hope it will produce a dialogue because you certainly took his picture with your camera but should you have posted--I don't know, there is no one answer to this and I find the whole subject quite intriguing.... I have images that I have taken of people, wherein, I feel an inner tension as to post or not....
@whittiersam Fantastic! Congrats!
@n_cruz big thanks!¡!
Wow inspirational, thanks for that I'm just starting out, but so hooked @whittiersam
@rmsherwood thank you!¡! It's one of the reasons why I picked this picture is because of that tension to post or not. For this picture I felt OK as I feel his identity is obscured enough. But as folks start to get in to street photography they will have to construct their own standards for posting or not and I hope this picture helps with that.
Awesome @whittiersam - great read there. Love your work!
Congratulatios!!! I was chosen too by San @whittiersam and Renzo @aliveinny for the @24hourproject 📷 I feel so proud to be part of it, a photo of a cleanning window man at work in Mexico. Love this project!!!
Sorry😉 SAM @whittiersam
Congrats Sam! 👏👏👏 @whittiersam
Interesting discussion @whittiersam and @rmsherwood maybe there's an answer in the question that if it where you in the picture did you yourselve would have liked it to be published?
Love your story, Sam! @whittiersam
I feel your pain, great write up
Love the pic and your work. Congrats matey @whittiersam
@whittiersam @ampt great shot
@whittiersam Awesome. Great shot.
Great pic and I like very how you describe this jourbey, which is taking pictures eith your phone. Very inspiring @whittiersam.
Congrats @whittiersam Big fan!!
Haha great Bio, the first step is admitting you have a problem :)
My name is Renzo... and I also have a problem. 👊💢 @whittiersam
congrats matey! @whittiersam and the red pillar very emphasized the subject IMO, make your frame perfect
@hatsandtales thanks for joining the dialogue , but I'm not sure that is the correct answer or question to ask - if it was I would never post a picture of anyone as I hate my picture being taken and that's why I feel better on the other side of the lens. I think that to be at in all involved with street photography you have to be willing to play the role of owner and author regarding people's pictures you take. If you cannot accept that level of responsibility not I would not recommend this style. There is a balancing act for sure and I'm still working out mine but as a photographer taking pictures is what I do ;) @rmsherwood
@moniquilla hehe no worries and thank you
@donnagem thank you thank you 🙏🙏
You're welcome @whittiersam and great response to hatsandtales above :)
@minkwilliams thank you good luck on the journey remember taking pictures is what photographers do - be bold :)
@zenmodee thank you
@flolum thank you I'm glad you liked the read!¡!
@uwa2000 many thanks🙏🙏🙏
@steak_and_eggs thank you glad you liked the words 🙏
@mickpix thanks a ton Mick!¡! It means a lot!
@bhoepa thank you
@wazelig glad you liked it and in still working on it!
@jclawgray Big thank you !!
@lucylu137 lol glad you liked it 😀
@_miguel_photography thanks for all your support Miguel!¡!
@missciley thank you
@aliveinnyc lol together we can make our problem worse !¡!
@prassprasetio glad you liked the pic in all its darkness thank you
@curvygems thank you I was hoping it not come off too stern
Not at all and ummmm ahem errrm whoops!
@whittiersam and @hatsandtales there are no right or wrong answers to the question posed and I agree that if you are going to take photos on the street you do have to own your work. Any hesitation in the ownership will grow into a greater conflict within you and your role as photographer. Ethical vs artistic questions. Wee Gee was a photographer who sought out the nitty-gritty side of street life and probably was influential as to the present "Inquirer" type of street photog. He certainly was confident in his ownership.... I just think that with mobile photography the stealth and speed and the relative anonymity poses issues that are easily dismissed rather than be discussed.... Thanks for taking the time to respond...!
@rmsherwood @hatsandtales this is one of the reasons why I chose this picture was for this very reason, as it brings up the question of Rights and Responsibility, using it as an illustration of how I worked out the issue so that I could feel comfortable about posting a picture I was asked or rather told not to, something in sure others will run into if they haven't already.
Such an admirable fellow
Wonderful story Sam. @whittiersam That passion and love touches every photo you shoot. You have a loving eye and that must come from a gentle and loving heart. I always enjoy your feed: the softness, the feeling. Always that presence you keep, an act balancing between the movement of life and the beauty of art. Thank you for sharing that with us.
@whittiersam passionating one mate !
@anna_ser_dej thank you for those very kind words thank you. 😀
@grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr thank you G!¡!
@janeoako thank you
@whittiersam this is brilliant
@repinsk thank you very much!¡!
Very interesting! I am captivated with this whole concept!-)
Amazing shot @whittiersam I'm not surprised in the least the the AMPt guys came to you for the project, your work is exceptional and inspiring to new mobile photographers such as myself.