have you ever noticed that street fashion gods such as the sartorialist and face hunter always manage to photograph their models in front of a clean and appealing background? one can only imagine what it takes to
1) chat up a stranger to get their picture taken in exchange for, well, nothing
2) convince them to stop doing what their doing and walk around with you until you finally come across a semi-decent background for the picture
3) get them to pose for you again and again until you have that one photo that doesn't look half-bad.
i do this at parties of course, where noone has anything to do other than pose for pictures and people usually have had a drink or two so they're more experimental in their posing, but day-time? 9 to 5? hard work. i suck at it as you can see below. no unusual pose, shabby background, tons of other people in the picture. i guess i better stick to party photos.