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Got lucky!

By nellacphoto  
Back in January I started a new project, to take portraits of interesting people in London.
Hoping to get enough material for a book or exhibition ... or both
I got my first successful shot in Farringdon, then lockdown came soon after

On Monday this week I took the camera out for the first time in months
I headed to Shoreditch in east London - there are always some interesting people there

I spotted this couple walking along, pulling a suitcase
i wondered if they were tourists just passing through

I approached them and told them about my project
Their response was "Cool ... we're models, just on our way back from a photoshoot"
Hence the suitcase full of clothes

They were happy to pose for some shots
There is some great colourful graffiti all around that area. I got them to cross the road with me to this great location

As the title says ... I got lucky!

Colin Smile


Tags: Models Shoreditch Portraits and people boxpark

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26 Aug 2020 7:26AM
Lucky you! If you donít ask you donít get! Look forward to more, please?

Quote:Lucky you! If you donít ask you donít get! Look forward to more, please?


Spot on Annie!

That has always been my motto in life ... you don't ask, you don't get

(Although the people at the Lottery don't seem to be getting my messages?)

Colin Smile
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Aug 2020 7:40AM
Excellent portraiture... the lead is the winner here 😁
bluesandtwos 11 521 1 England
26 Aug 2020 8:32AM
I think if I was in his position I would be smiling a lot more! Wink

Dave
Robert51 12 7 122 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2020 8:33AM
What a great set of images Colin. The urban background really adds to the images. A job well done...
26 Aug 2020 9:11AM
Well done you. Lovely set, handsome couple, Colin.
Mike
26 Aug 2020 9:25AM
Your lead image is a very well chosen one, Colin love the attitude and the absolutely ideal backdrop. (A game changer of an image...
IMHO.) Smile
Apart from the lead; V5 & V7 my favourites.

Luck? we all need a bit of that but it takes more than luck to get professional looking images like these. Both you and them played your parts very well for a spontaneous shoot.
Would I have done anything differently? Yes, I would've made use of the suitcase. One shot of them walking towards me with it (Low pov) and another of them walking away from me with the suitcase between them and looking over their shoulder into the lens. But hey! It's so easy to think of stuff after the event and it's quite a buzz just to find willing models and no time for rational thinking.Wink But, of course, you may not have wanted to use the suitcase anyway. (Depending on it's colour and type.) And I don't think I would cart a trolley full of various suitcases behind me just on the off chance either. Wink

If I could give ten awards for this one, I would. Excellent work and a great confidence builder after the Covid crash. I look forward to more. Smile

JohnSmile
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
26 Aug 2020 10:42AM
I reckon he earns his living by looking cool and unimpressed...
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 18 Wales
26 Aug 2020 12:17PM
If you don't ask you don't get, well done.
Tom.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4247 Canada
26 Aug 2020 2:16PM
Good looking couple, very obliging
26 Aug 2020 7:30PM
Like I said; a game changer 🙂👍
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2020 11:23PM
how lucky were you Colin
a stunning couple and so obliging
beautifully photographed set
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2020 1:22AM
Top class image 😊

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Many thanks everyone for your lovely comments above and kind awards

Yes ... I was pleased with these shots

Colin Smile
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2020 11:36AM
I meant to say images 😒 sorry.

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27 Aug 2020 12:12PM

Quote:I meant to say images 😒 sorry.

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GrinGrin Thanks Alfie

Colin Smile
Techno 12 6.1k 8 England
27 Aug 2020 1:14PM
Top work, spontaneous, and works so well because of it, I have enjoyed those moments on rare occasions myself, and always more satisfying than planned shoots when they produce images of this calibre..

Quote:Top work, spontaneous, and works so well because of it, I have enjoyed those moments on rare occasions myself, and always more satisfying than planned shoots when they produce images of this calibre..


Many thanks Mal

And for your kind award

Colin Smile

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