Some years ago, I mean so many years ago, it was an honor to be photographed on the street. Today it is a very big problem! I mean in Italy ( I don’t know in other countries, but I think it’s the same). There is the hateful, detestable, damnable privacy! Nobody wants to be photographed!! But why? Where is the problem? I mean, if you’re not committing a crime…or you are not whit your ..ehm.. lover 🙂 But anyway, you are in a public place, a street, where everyone can see you..
Some time ago, during my photo exhibition, a man saw the following picture…
..and he said me: “hey, have you got the photo release? Without it you cannot expose this picture! I know this woman!”… Acc! of course I haven’t!! 🙂 🙂 But my answer was very prompt: “I don’t need it, this woman is my aunt!” ( very ready lie ) and I continued: “You are not the first person that believes to recognize this woman…it seems that my aunt has a twin!”.
Another man saw the following picture:
He recognized himself in the photo! He was the man with the white hair. He said nothing to me…but the next day he came again with his friends…He was very happy to be in the exhibition!!! The exception confirming the rule!
But to solve the privacy problem…we can start to photograph the fashion dummies!!! There is no need of the photo release!! And we can obtain very interesting ( and different ) Street-photos! 🙂 🙂
In my little “portfolio” there the dummy in the showroom and at its back there is always a detail of the city ( church, building, palace, wall, window ). The fashion dummies in their city 🙂