Taking portraits is something I really love. When there is a model available, you get a lot of freedom regarding the pose, expressions and styling. However, during my travels when I want to portray people in their authentic environment, I usually don’t get to choose a model, because it is about the people who are really living there.
Often I find it fairly difficult when I am somewhere for a few days to make a connection with the local people and portray them in a way that I want. I am sure there are more people that think the same way and are having troubles with approaching people and getting the most out of these situations. Of course you can take photos in a street photography kind of way and capture the moments just as they happen, which I love to do as well. Besides that, I really like it to have some kind of influence on the shot and the pose. This is the reason for me to challenge myself and go on a 4 days trip to Morocco.