30. October 2014
I love documentary photography and I love portraits, and especially the combination of both….. one thing that always kept me from exploring this area is my “hesitation” (read: “horror”) to approach strangers and take their picture. One of my favorite photographers in this area is Greg Miller and a few months ago I saw one of his workshops announced at ICP on exactly the aforementioned subject: “Approaching Strangers” … after checking some minor details on agenda, how to get to New York etc, Stephanie and I boarded our plane to JFK last week to spend a week sightseeing – and me attending the 2-day workshop. It was probably my most psychologically stressful weekend for a long time – but with the help of Greg and my fellow students (we were sharing the same anxiety), each of us got over it and approached strangers on the street, took their portraits etc. and in the end it was an awesome, almost liberating experience… I am very happy and proud to have been there …it opens up new possibilities… especially when travelling I find it often much more interesting to document people and not just sights or landscapes – so here is already a start in showing some people I found in New York …. here the pictures I took during those two days… and some more with Stephanie around New York.