Street Portraits

What is a Street Portrait?

To me its when you meet someone in the course of your travels and ask them to pose for a portrait.

This is different from Street Photography where the subject is usually unaware they’re being photographed.

It can be fun to ask, and people are often happy to oblige. I like to take a small Instax printer with me so I can hand them a copy of the picture at the end. It also adds a nice bit of theatre to the encounter.