Conversations.

I like to take pictures at the most natural times, especially during conversations. The subject is comfortable and at ease. Doing something they do everyday. I can't stand posed photos, or anything that looks like the photographer tried too hard and said "Okay, now smile, turn left, look over there". Usually if I'm out shooting and I have someone I'm interested in capturing, I let them know I prefer that they do not look into the camera, pretend I'm not here. We talk, I listen, I nod, I talk, and I press the shutter. And they're unaware that I'm intensely studying their every action, like a lion eyeing that baby elephant..watching..anticipating their next movement. I'm an avid follow of Henri Cartier Bresson (though I'm not nearly on his level of brilliance)..."compose and wait"..

Nikon F
Ilford FP4 PLUS 125





7 thoughts:

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

I must say I agree with you. Natural or candid photo's have an irreplaceable feel to them.

jasmindldn said...

wow i love your pics and totally agree with yourself and dont sweat it, how much do you charge for you to take pics of people?

Verne B said...

I haven't done any commissioned shoots in a while. Pricing depends...But right now I just meet up with random people and take their photo. For the moment a good photo is enough satisfaction...until it's my full-time profession. I'm enjoying it as a hobby right now. But if someone requests a shoot, we'll negotiate something. I'm not too hardcore about pricing...but I'm not going to sell myself short. Yanno!

jasmineldn said...

cool, I visit nyc alot (i'm from london,uk) with friends and fam and would love pics like this, will keep what you said in mind, thanks.

Verne B said...

Just contact me through here or my email (luviebelle@yahoo.com) would love to meet you. Do you have a Myspace?

jasmineldn said...

Hi, I've taken down your email, so will be in touch, no i dont have a myspace account but i will be setting up a facebook account soon, thanks ;-)

Verne B said...

Great :)