This sunday I spend a whole day with my friend Lars (behind to the left) who is a gardener. I convinced him that we should do a portrait of him in the center of Copenhagen. He agreed, but before we knew it these guys came over and insisted to play along.

I guess you are familiar with this: You’re out in the public with a camera and some loud and drunk guys join you, and insist on being photographed, whether you want to or not. In my world there are two ways to deal with situations like this:
1. Be polite and tell them that you are doing something important and wish to be left alone. Wrong!
2. Smile and let them play along. They are not going to leave before you have taken their picture. Spend 8 seconds on pointing the camera at them and shoot two or three frames. Correct!
Result: They will scream happily, give you a hug (and maybe even a beer) and continue to the next bar. Now you can proceed with your very, very important work.

2 comments so far...

frolund May 29, 2010, 05:28 PM
It turned out to be a good photo
claus kunckel May 29, 2010, 06:14 PM
Thanks :-)
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