When people make a comment I take it as an invitation to start a conversation. None of these portraits happen without starting with a conversation, then explaining to them what I'm trying to do, and then finally asking if they would like to be in the project. It's a bit of a process each time but I've had some great talks with the people living in the area. About a quarter will agree to a photo although those that decline are one step closer to saying yes when I see them next time.
Daniel is working in the area cleaning houses. With two young sons and a third on the way, cleaning pays the bills for now.
Cig Harvey is one of my mentors and the project I'm working on is a documentary on north Hamilton.
My retail store for rangefinder gear and Zeiss lenses is www.rangefinderstore.com
My retail store for large format photo supplies is www.bigcameraworkshops.com