Have you ever had the bizarre urge to walk up to a total stranger and say “can I take your picture?” Yeah? Then you’re in the right place.
You’re about to read over 3,000+ words on the art of creating street portraits, or what I like to call “the gentle art of photographing strangers.” My name is Michael Comeau. I’m a portrait photographer based in New York City. I’m also a textbook introvert. I spend more time alone than with other people. I suck at small talk. And I never, ever talk to strangers… unless I’m shooting their portrait. But you don’t have to be a social butterfly to shoot great street portraits. You just have to turn your camera on and your brain off.