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Eye Contact

I crave eye contact. I don’t know why but I feel a certain power when the subject sees me taking a photograph of them. It’s as if I capture an essential moment in their lives and gain something from them. I’m not taking anything away from them but they give me energy. There’s another school of thought that street photographers shouldn’t get eye contact with their subjects and just be an observant of what is going on. I feel I want to be part of the process hence the desire for that contact. If you’ve followed my work it’s very prevalent in my photographs. Thoughts anyone?

2 comments to “Eye Contact”

  1. There’s a sense of intimacy in these photos where the subject is looking at the camera lens. As a viewer, this brings you in which is a special and powerful experience John.

  2. lovely.


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