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.
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 | 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:
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