Photo: I saw her sitting on the stairs outside of a mall, talking with her friend. It seemed like a lively discussion. She was the first girl I’ve approached for this project. When I asked “Is it ok if I take your picture?” she comfortably said “Sure.” I was pleasantly surprised, but was still very nervous. As I took this photograph, I was actually struggling.. thinking: “Steadyyy… man, I hope she doesn’t notice my camera shaking.”
Photo: He's a street busker in Orchard Road. From the time I started shooting in this street 3 years ago until now, I almost always see him doing his stuff. He was my first good street photograph [link] - the first one that didn't look like an ordinary snapshot - the one where I thought to myself "Hey, I can do this thing."  Doing this portraits project, I couldn't pass the opportunity to take his picture once again. Amongst all the portraits of strangers I've taken, he was the only one I allowed to give up those pearly whites. Could you have resisted this smile?  Now, whenever I pass by him, I always give $2 as a sign of gratitude for being my first good street shot. And whenever he sees me coming a mile away, he would always wave at me, smiling. One time, he even noticed that I lost weight.
Photo: I saw her walking alone in Orchard. I approached her, and when I was about to ask her if I could take her picture, I literally lost my breathe, as if I literally swallowed my words. I stood there for a moment like a fool. As I tried to regain my composure, she was just standing there with a faint smile. Finally, I was able to ask her for a photo and she said ‘yes’.
Photo: I spotted her from afar, sitting on the stairs talking with a friend. Her eyes stood out to me. When I approached her, she was hesitant but her friend convinced her to say ‘yes’. As I was taking her picture, she kept smiling even though I told her not to. After a few moments, she was able to hold her smile and give me this beautifully natural look.
Photo: I think he’s one of those biker guys I often see walking around in Orchard road, with leather jackets, motorcycle boots, dark shirts, and a bandana.
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Danny Santos
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He's a street busker in Orchard Road. From the time I started shooting in this street 3 years ago until now, I almost always see him doing his stuff. He was my first good street photograph [link] - the first one that didn't look like an ordinary snapshot - the one where I thought to myself "Hey, I can do this thing." Doing this portraits project, I couldn't pass the opportunity to take his picture once again. Amongst all the portraits of strangers I've taken, he was the only one I allowed to give up those pearly whites. Could you have resisted this smile? Now, whenever I pass by him, I always give $2 as a sign of gratitude for being my first good street shot. And whenever he sees me coming a mile away, he would always wave at me, smiling. One time, he even noticed that I lost weight.
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