All images by Kremer Johnson Photography. Used with Creative Commons Permission.
For budding photographers starting out with portraiture, finding models to practice with can be a challenge. Not all of us are blessed with good-looking friends or big funds to hire models from agencies. If you’re faced with this setback, today’s clever portrait project by Neil Kremer and Cory Johnson of Los Angeles-based Kremer Johnson Photography may inspire you.
Neil and Cory had a simple premise for their ongoing project, titled Craigslist Encounters. They ran a straightforward Craigslist advertisement looking for portrait subjects, keeping themselves open to “interesting people to photograph… all shapes races, genders and sizes are welcome.” Aside from providing a compensation of $20 per hour, they promised to come to their subjects at their convenience. The results provide a pretty interesting perspective to portrait photography.