Sunday, February 18, 2007

Untitled

East Village, Manhattan

2 comments:

Still Frames... said...

Great pics again!
Love th colors in this one. Do you just go out on the street and take your camera with you? I have made some photos yesterday as we are celebrating carnaval here in my town. But I always feel a bit silly just taking pictures of people. They probably think I work for the newspaper or something :)

Have a great day today.
Francisca.

p.s. thanks for you compliments on my photos..!

Michael said...

Hi Francisca,

Thanks for your kind words! I was very happy to get this shot. I had passed by this spot many times but had never thought to take a picture. The colors of the wall are muted, so I brought out the lovely pastels with Photoshop.

Yes, on weekends I always carry my camera. I find that if I approach people sincerely and with a ready, honest answer if they ask why I want to take their photo, they almost always say yes. I, too have been asked if I'm a photojournalist. Recently, I had business cards printed up with my online photo gallery URL (a site different from my blog), and I also let my subjects know I have a blog, and thus far no one has had a problem with my using their photos in this way.