I was asked by this guy to take photos of him to try to help him get over his phobia of cameras and being photographed.
In the beginning he wouldn't, couldn't look at the camera and jumped every time the shutter went. After a while he was able to look at the camera because I promised him I'd tell him exactly when I was going to press the shutter.
I gave him this book on Mario Testino to try to relax him and also so he didn't feel "naked" in front of the camera - most of the initial photos are of him reading, with his eyes closed, or looking away to the side.
He left feeling exhausted, shattered but I think quite proud of himself. He did well
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