How to talk to Strangers Workshop
Adam Marelli x Leica Miami
MARCH 6-8, 2015
There are as many different ways to photograph strangers as there are ways to pick up a date. But the “Smash and Grab” approach of some street photographers is about as successful as clubbing your date and dragging them back to your cave. Not to mention the fact that jamming a camera in someone’s face leads to pictures that all look the same. And if the goal is to produce “Deer in Headlights” portraits, then I wish you the best of luck.
If you don’t want to harass your way to a set of pictures, then I’d like to share a number of techniques for photographing anywhere in the world, with confidence. It does not matter what language you speak, who you shoot for, or if your photography is just for fun, there are a number of useful approaches I use to make pictures at home and around the globe.
These approaches are not only easy to do, but they have converted themselves into commissions, international collaborations, and invitations to photograph inside of places that say “No Photography Allowed.” Join me next month in Miami to learn “How to talk to Strangers” and how you can gain access to worlds that are closed off to everyone else. In the end, you will have more fun shooting, create unique bodies of work, and make friends in the most unlikely places.
Do you wish you could walk up to anyone on the street and take an intimate portrait – one that connects on a human level? Do you look at photographs and wonder how the photographer was able to get so close and comfortable with the subject?
And does the craze of street photographers sneaking up on people or jamming cameras in their faces seem like complete nonsense? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Whether it’s street photography or environmental portraiture, there is an art to photographing strangers. Join artist, photographer and explorer Adam Marelli as he shares stories from his travels around the globe and teaches you techniques that will allow you to take pictures anywhere in the world with confidence and style. He believes that when you take a genuine interest in a perfect stranger, they are often happy to welcome you into their world, even if it’s only for 1/500th of a second.
More details and sign up through Leica Miami (Please click the link to join)
See you in Miami,