I like your face; I promise I don't want to make it into a jacket
January 30, 2013 8:56 AM Subscribe
As a photographer, I often spot people on the street who are interesting to me, and of whom I'd like to make portraits. With guys, that's fairly straightforward - I just approach them and ask. However, I'm unsure about how to approach women whom I think would be good portrait subjects. How can I do this without being creepy?
posted by gmb to Media & Arts (48 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The least creepy option that comes to mind is to introduce myself and hand them my card: "Hi, I'm a photographer; I'd love to make a portrait of you some time. Check out my website and drop me an email if you're interested." and then leave them be. However, some of my female (and indeed some male) friends have said that that still could be seen as quite intimidating.
Can anyone think of a better way to approach potential portrait subjects in public?