Snapshot Sunday – Shooting Portraits of Strangers

Inspiration March 3, 2013

Street photography is one of the most common variations in the world of photography. You will most probably see street photographs in various projects in the portfolio of a usual photographer either a professional or just a hobbyist. Likewise, taking human portraits is also one of the most common subjects in photography. However, one amazing photographer based in Singapore have come up with the idea of using his love of street photography in capturing  portraits  of strangers on their most natural state.

 

Snapshot Sunday - Shooting Portraits of Strangers

 

Danny Santos II, a graphic designer and a freelance photographer started taking pictures of strangers few years ago in the streets of Singapore every weekend. His series called “Portraits of Strangers” wherein he took more than a hundred photographs of strangers had gone viral because of it’s unique concept. Aside from having fun in the process, Danny’s goal is to convey the overall image of the beauty and natural energy of Orchard Road through the different characters found in this busy street of Singapore.

 

“The one thing I wanted to capture with every portrait was that ‘unguarded’ natural look… that look that moved me in the first place when I spotted them in the street… the look that can give even just a little bit of honest yet mysterious sneak peek to who they are without actually knowing them.” - Danny Santos II

 

Photographer Danny Santos II | Photo taken by photography hobbyist Paulo Legaspi

Photographer Danny Santos II | Photo taken by photography hobbyist Paulo Legaspi | Source

 

Each of the portraits are truly mesmerizing. Each has a unique look that somehow tells the story behind each character. Here are some of our favorites from the series:

 

Stranger #94 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #94

 

Stranger #87 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #87

 

Stranger #65 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #65

 

Stranger #67 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #67

 

Stranger #7 | Photography by Danny Santos

Stranger #7

 

Stranger #3 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #3

 

Stranger #17 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #17

 

Stranger #25 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #25

 

Stranger #47 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #47

 

Stranger #34 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #34

 

Stranger #45 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #45

 

Stranger #57 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #57

 

Stranger #56 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #56

 

Stranger #76 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #76

 

Stranger #72 | Photography by Danny Santos II

Stranger #72

 
Check out Danny’s Flickr page for the entire collection of the portraits and his website for more info about his amazing projects.

 


 

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Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/paula.stewart.754 ‘Paula Stewart

    The eyes speak volumes,

  • Chinoy Gio

    hope I can also do that here in ph.