Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wanted


This young man was out trying to get people to do the responsible thing, getting tested for HIV at the Pride event. He was kind enough to pose for this shot for me. I was actually surprised that I even asked I am normally shy when it comes to people shots.

39 comments:

Olivier said...

il est sympa d'avoir repondu a ta demande, mais aussi cela lui permet de faire passer son message.

Allison said...

I'm shy about that too! Just the other day I wanted to take a picture of a very Swiss looking older man with a lovely, lined face. But I was too embarrassed to ask... afraid I'd offend him!

Nice shot, Randy!

Traveling Hawk said...

Nice shot, Randy!

Artie said...

That is amathing:)

VP said...

It happens, and the result is very funny and a good photo either.

Dennis Ferrol said...

Nice one Randy :)

Birdman said...

Hahahahahaha! Funny signage.

cieldequimper said...

lol, it was an on the spur of the moment thing... :-)

Milanblogger said...

ahahahah!!!!!everybody can use it everytime,is not a moral question,it's civil one.....

texwisgirl said...

that's a pretty cute sign. ;)

Kathy said...

Good for him and good shot for you. Yes, sometimes it's hard to ask, but when I have, I've never been turned down.

Cezar and Léia said...

Brilliant idea for this picture! :)
Léia

Farmchick said...

Quite a poster! But, a great cause.

Halcyon said...

I also feel shy about asking people for their photo. And I don't much like to take people's pictures without their consent either.

I like this shot though. A colorful and funny way to get the message across.

Lynette said...

Great photo! Necessary idea.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shot! Colorful.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great shot with color and humor... I do love when someone actually wants me to take their photo as it is so much easier than "stealth" photography.

Bises,
Genie

Sharon said...

Great shot! He's even giving you a bit of a pose and huge smile.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am with you on asking people for a photo. It is something I need to work on. The worst thing that could happen would be they say "no". Unlike what Allison said, I do not think anyone would be offended, instead flattered if anything. Also it helps to be using a big DSLR instead of a little point and click. You look more like a serious photographer with the big camera.

EG Wow said...

Good for you for being brave enough to take people shots. I'm still working on my courage. :)

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Oh, this is a great shot! Just look at that smile! Shy or not, you did GOOD! And posting this just gave you mega points in my book.
Cheers from Montreal.

Michael Valčić said...

I'm pretty shy about asking as well, but I guess the worst that can happen is that the person says no.

The parade here in New York was filled with even more celebration than usual after the marriage vote passed.

Great shot!

T. Becque said...

It's hard to ask for pictures I agree! Love the enthusiasm in this one!

RedPat said...

He doesn't look shy at all! Good one.

Jarart said...

I am shy about asking people if I can take their picture. Not sure why, no one has ever said no. I usually just try to sneak a shot. I see people sneaking shots of my "cowboy" husband all the time.

Lúcia said...

Very nice character ad sign!
Well done Randy! ;-)

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Siempre estupendas las fotos que nos dejas...

Saludos y un abrazo.

Alan O'Riordan said...

You were right to ask, Randy. It's a lovely, spontaneous capture. Liking your little mini-series, keep 'em coming!

Carola said...

Good that you ask, it's a cool shot. I think in this kind of atmosphere, someone want to be noticed, it's much more easy to ask.
I'm normally shy too. But try to push me while thinking of the possibility of a good photo.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Me too! My husband however is less shy & always happy to get people shots! Yours is a good one!

Reed said...

Great and colorful shot. Your subject appears to like having his picture taken. Definitely worth the risk. I too feel funny about asking strangers for their photo, but I guess it's time I should also take the risk. I am enjoying your Pride photos. Pride in St. Petersburg was last weekend and it would have been a good opportunity for photos.

petrolin50 said...

Good, very good photos. I really did. Also difficult to photograph people. Hi overseas. Peter.

Olga said...

Good shot. You captured his cheerful mood! I also see color pink:)

Regina K said...

He provided you with a great photo!

bfarr said...

Well, you did a great shot and you're helping get the message out too.

Doug Hickok said...

Wonderful image Randy. I'm kinda shy photographing people too.

Kate said...

Don't be shy; most people are willing and often eager to pose. Plus I often find myself in a fascinating conversation with the persons. Your subject today looked more than eager to pose.

Jack said...

I am becoming more comfortable about asking, although I do take my share of unauthorized shots. I don't think I could have asked this guy . . .

SKIZO said...

GreatShot :)