He was of one those who received the copies, and now the colleagues want some too. They sell, how do you call them, cosmetics?, salon, equipment like those giant, bowl, astronaut-ish-stuff where ladies put their head in. And also electric razors. My brother wants an electric razor, so, I might ask for a discount, since we are ‘friends’ already. Hehe. ~The portrait he’s holding.
I am honestly thinking if this can be turned into a small business, just for fun and for a little extra income (which I can use to buy photography/camera related stuff). For how much though? ;)
The goldsmith. I know you can’t [clearly] see the photo he’s holding. ~Bottom right of this photoset.
Sadiq (friend) Amin, also known as ‘Bayaw’ (brother-in-law in Filipino) got his copies (and of the guys who weren’t at the store). He kept on offering softdrink, coffee and/or tea. He gave that pen as a return. (24K gold with two diamonds! Just kidding). (I have noticed that I have been shooting undersat photos lately. Anyway.) ~His portrait here.
This guy, who actually is a Yemeni, probably has the most intense Arabic look among the people I have shot. He honestly scares me a little. The facial hair, the scarf, the eyes. It’s the features. But in reality, a very friendly person (he will even speak to you in Filipino). ~His black and white (slightly-out-of-focus) portrait here.
Swift Fazalahmed got his copy. See the photo he’s holding. Really doesn’t want to look towards the camera. ~Fazalahmed’s portrait here and some of his equipment.
The fishing equipment guy received his copies. (I don’t get to ask all the names of the people I shoot, but sometimes, when I do, I just forget). He was with his friend when we shot but wasn’t around when I came back to give them their photos. ~Portraits here and here (I gave him the untouched/uncropped prints), and his friend’s here.
Edit: (Note: self-assessment) I find the portraits now compared to ones before a bit better in terms of focusing and a little on the proper positioning of the subjects.
Heartwarming,Elriz,these are awesome.
Super cool that you’re giving those people their own photos! You rock! :)
Oh man! I love these portraits!!!
what you’re doing is inspiring. i really like this
Thank you, guys, for the kind words about this mini endeavor. (I tagged the posts with #give away, for those who haven’t.)
Last 22 July, as mentioned, I was able to give time to print the portraits and also give them away. If I were to charge them, in minimum amount, how much should I tell them (hehe, ‘cause some of them asked for the price). Just to have an idea, you know.