Brilliant idea. I would love to see the color version alongside the black and white, though. It’s so much easier to shoot sentient objects.
Hi Brian, I just take pictures in Black and white! thanks so much 😉
these are great shots. the faces are so poignant. I’d love to meet these folks.
These photos are amazing! I always want to take photos of people, but i’m afraid cause i always think they would be mad and say no or ask for money. Do you ask them if you can take photo of them?
Hi Nastja, happy that you like!
Yes I always ask, I don’t like take pictures without ask, it is not polite. Sometimes they say no, other times they say money and in those situations I don’t take. When they just say yes I take and always show them the pictures 🙂
This gallery is awesome! Thanks for sharing those amazing shots 🙂
Glad that you like Chiara 🙂
Great shots, I love them. I never change any of my pics to black and white, I should have a go at that. Am guessing that these pics are from Asia.
Yeah, almost everything from Asia. I just shoot in B&W 😉
The pictures are mesmerizing. The faces and the people, filled me with wonder. There is a certain level of depth in the eyes of that child who is looking so curiously at your camera. It’s just wonderful to see people so closely.
So happy that you like Sandy, I love to take pictures at people so close after spend some time with them 🙂
You have an amazing collection of monochromatic pictures. I love colors and as per me life is too boring without them, I rarely dare to capture in black & white but then it totally depends on personal choice.
I rarely capture in colors, happy that you like 🙂
Interesting images of a variety of people. It looks like you capture better contrast in your landscapes. Some of the jungle shoots would really pop off the screen if the contrast were pumped up more. Think the opening scenes from Yo Soy Cuba.
Thanks a lot Yana, will keep your advice in my mind 😉
Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing. Whenever I tried to take some (native) people’s pictures, it always feel so awkward to just snap a photo of them. Did you ever ask for a permission to take their pictures? Do you feel that you were crossing the boundaries? Because I can’t imagine if I walk down the road here in Atlanta (home), minding my own business, and all of the sudden, some random person sticks out his/her big camera in front of my face and starts to take my pictures …
Hi Halef, glad that you like!
All my pictures are taken with permission, all of them and even most of them are taken after I spend a while with those people. Some of them I have been in their home, some of them I did a conversation with. I totally understand what you want to say, I am against someone who arrives and takes pictures without care about the person, unfortunately, a lot of people do it, looks like they think it’s a kind of zoo.
Thanks for your comment 😉
Great gallery! Such an emotion to that old man’s face (second in a row), went back to see it again and again! 🙂 What an experience it must have been! Where did you shoot these?
So happy that you like Danijela! The second one was in Jaisalmer, India! I love to make portraits of people and spend some time with them.
Beautiful portraits. I like the black and white because it helps the viewer focus solely on the subject rather than any distractions that may be present through color. Are these black and white film images?
Hi Erica, happy that you like!
No, they are taken in Raw with a Canon (changing to Fujifilm next week) but I also take in film sometimes!
Digital or film I always do in Black and White!
Love the pictures. When you take pictures of stragners, how do you approach them? and how much time do you spend in post processing of the imageS?
Hi Philip! Happy that you like!!
I always ask before I take pictures, it’s all about respect. Usually, first I spent some time with them and just after it I take the picture if they accept! I Love to spend time with local people! I don’t take so much in processing, less than 5 minutes each image, I don’t change anything, just show the way I see the moment 😉
The concept of black and white portraits amazes me. Your perspective in capturing the essence and beauty of these people is brilliant. Seeing them in their natural surroundings definitely captures the simplicity of their lives.
Really happy to know that you like it 🙂