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First series of street portraits, shot in June 2011. I shot a similar series of portraits in Derby earlier this year, for the Magnum Workshop with Bruce Gilden.

I've tried to continue this series, this time in NY. I feel that I need to add bit more characters, so I plan on coming back to wrap up this series, hopefully with a bit more varied set as a result. But, for now, here's a selection of the portraits I shot this year:

 

(M9 / Noctilux f/1.0)

 

 

 

 

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I got a couple more that I haven't uploaded yet (haven't decided if I plan on showing them or not) and there's a couple more on flickr, but I think these are the best ones so far. There's some clipped highlights that I hope you can bear, made a bit worse by my rough processing

I'll do a second round of more thourough work on these when I feel I got a complete series.

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Renze, your signature for sure very enjoyable series.

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M -

 

Largely a terrific set, though I long for some sharpening with #1.

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Renze, I much enjoyed these portraits. Your straight ahead approach helps to bring out the uniqueness in each frame. Excellent processing and rich tones help to tell their stories.

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Renze ,awesome series...You definitely have your signature on these! Great work, keep posting!

Paulo

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Guys, thanks for the nice words. I agree that n#1 seems kind of soft, to be honest they're all made with the same setting, so I think there's just a bit too much shadow in that shot that gives it a bit less 'pop' than some of the others. I definitely have my favorites, so depending on what I shoot next time I'm there, I will change some of them

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Great, great work, some of the portraits are totally gorgeous.

Are you asking them before shooting? Just ask for a portrait or something more?

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Lovely. The 4th one has a great tattoo.

 

Her face is even better. Maybe the one I prefer.

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Great, great work, some of the portraits are totally gorgeous.

Are you asking them before shooting? Just ask for a portrait or something more?

 

Thanks! Yeah, no secret to it really. Just stop them and politely ask them. Doesn't take more than a minute

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...these images are simply stunning, Renze - the composition, tones and tonality are "just right". Question - re: depth of field, is it strictly down to the lens (and your pre-processing skills) or is there a degree of PP involved?

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...these images are simply stunning, Renze - the composition, tones and tonality are "just right". Question - re: depth of field, is it strictly down to the lens (and your pre-processing skills) or is there a degree of PP involved?

 

That is the power of the noctilux! /drool

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That is the power of the noctilux! /drool

 

 

...I'll try not to burst your bubble.

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