Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony Alpha Photo #30 Eve Harris #272 (Street Portrait)

I had just finished lunch with a friend in the Carnaby area of London and had left to meet friends in Covent Garden passing by a lot of cool little streets in Soho on the way. It was as I passed one of these streets checking out potential backgrounds that I spotted Eve sitting on the sidewalk outside a record store. I walked on then stopped and walked back to look and see if the location was any good for a portrait in so doing ended up saying hello and talking to Eve. I explained that I was a photographer and was working on my street portraits project and she kindly agreed to some photos, having told me (no pressure) that she really doesn't like pictures of herself. I took a few shots and when I was shooting a profile shot I said something ( no idea what now as I talk a lot during shoots) that made her laugh and this is the moment that I feel best captured the experience. I decided to open the aperture and blow out some of the distractions in the street -a street that if empty ...

Technical Details

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/4000 s
85 mm
200 ISO