I had the wonderful opportunity today to do a fashion shoot with Katy of Sugarlaws and Jordan of Ramshackle Glam. Although I often take Katy's photos (some of my favorites you can see here), this was the first time I did a joint fashion shoot. The ladies were fabulous - super cute and fun - and the weather couldn't have been any better (perfectly overcast for portraits). All in all, it was a great day and a great shoot.
So what does that have to do with the photos on this post, you may ask. These certainly are not the vogue-esque shots from today. So what's the connection? Because it is one thing to do a photo shoot with friends who are eager to be photographed, and a whole different thing to take photos of strangers on the street, who, um, really don't want me taking their picture. And while I love the staged photo shoots, there's something about taking a photo of an unsuspecting stranger that I just love. You remember that from this Portugal post (and one of my favorite posts).
These photos were taken while I was in Shanghai a couple years ago. Most of them are from one afternoon that I wandered around Old Shanghai by myself, camera in hand. I tried to sneak portraits of the interesting strangers on the street and only occasionally got caught red-handed and shot disapproving looks.
(Shanghai, photographed February 2008)