Faces off the Street … a little project run in conjunction with Inspired Aberdeen to bring a little ‘life’ back into Union Terrace Gardens over the Spring Holiday time. The Challenge for me was to provide some family ‘interactions’. As I have always been interested in photographing people as I find them and without any artificial aids, such as additional artificial lights (or even reflectors) this was my solution. I simply asked passers-by if I could take their photograph. There was no catch, no ‘sales’ talk, just my promise to take an ‘honest likeness’ and e-mail them a good image file for free. So here is just a small election of my ‘Faces off the Street’ portraits taken under the arches on UTG. The technique was minimum fuss and the direction to sitters was, please ‘just look at the camera.’ Afterward I got some great feedback with several people commenting on how their ‘character’ came through, for me that counted as success!
And of course, thanks to the magical white rabbit who brought us all together …..
Hope to see you all again sometime soon ….