Who was one of your earliest influences as a photographer?
I think the biggest influence that I’ve had regarding photography isn’t through the work of seasoned professionals but through a website, www.trekearth.com, that I joined almost 10 years ago. The idea was that you upload a photo and then people critique your photo, and then you do the same on theirs. It gave me the opportunity to mix with a large amount of people from all steps of life with a similar passion for photography.
Your work features a lot of people in their natural surroundings, living out their lives. Any tips or advice for people interested in this kind of photography?
The main thing is just go out there and explore. Walk around, observe people, take note of their immediate surroundings. It’s always nice to be able to capture someone going about their daily business unobserved, but sometimes that isn’t possible. Very occasionally it’s a case of being at the right place at the right time, but, more often than not, it takes a bit of patience to capture a slice of daily life that others may find interesting.
Ever had any trouble with people not wanting their photos taken?
The only problem I’ve really encountered was in Bangladesh. I took a photo of a street scene, which happened to contain a policeman, and the guy came running up and told me to not to photograph him. He was getting quite agitated, so I simply showed him photos and deleted them on the spot. I didn’t intend to photograph him nor was he the main subject; it’s just something that happened. I’ve had people give me funny looks or stares but never anything intimidating.
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