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Portrait from the Plateau

I recently moved into one of the best parts of Mon­treal called Plateau Mont –Royal AKA The Plateau or Le Plateau. There are so many inter­est­ing peo­ple in this bustling and artsy part of town that I think I may start a new series of casual ‘street’ por­traits just for fun.

Yes­ter­day as I walked through my new favourite loca­tion (Parc Lafontaine), I spot­ted 2 lovers in a ham­mock and asked if I could take their por­trait. They agreed and I think I cap­tured the feel­ings they have for one another. This was shot at about 6pm with no flash or reflec­tor, only ambi­ent light.

Comments

  1. admin says:

    Ižm inspired by your bold­ness to ask a com­plete stranger if you could take their pic­ture. Did you vol­un­teer to send them the image? Ižve missed many good shots due to being too shy with the camera.”

    I’ll be hon­est with you. It IS dif­fi­cult for me for me to go up to a com­plete stranger. I’m NOT at all an extrovert…but I’m FORCING myself be be more social by actively and delib­er­ately putting myself in front of more peo­ple. (6 weeks ago I pre­sented a talk in front of about 100 peo­ple — THAT was scary too)
    At the end of the day though, it’s been my expe­ri­ence that most peo­ple will allow you to pho­to­graph them. For the cou­ple in the pic­ture above, I told them I would pub­lish the image on the Net and they could down­load it — and that was excit­ing enough for them to say yes.

    and if you don’t take the shot — you’ll play it over in your head again and again and beat your­self up for being too shy.

    I know a pho­tog­ra­pher that spent a full day talk­ing with the great mas­ter pho­tog­ra­pher Andre Kertesz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Kert%C3%A9sz
    To THIS day that pho­tog­ra­pher beats him­self up for not pho­tograph­ing the mas­ter. He was too shy to ask if he could take some shots (or wanted to be extra cool).

    That will NOT hap­pen to me because I’ve decided to be bolder.

    Hope that helps,

    Best!
    Marko

  2. Landon says:

    I’m inspired by your bold­ness to ask a com­plete stranger if you could take their pic­ture. Did you vol­un­teer to send them the image? I’ve missed many good shots due to being too shy with the camera.

  3. dany et marie says:

    Hi Marko!

    Thank you for this great pic­ture and for hav­ing cap­tured the feel­ings that we have for one another.

    This is our first pic­ture together and it will be a great sou­venir of a won­der­full and lovely evening at the Lafontaine’s Park!

    The ham­mock lovers.

    xx

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