Street Portrait (for and of Mickey), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Mickey), 2015 –

Mickey was taking a break from decorating (on The Strand, London), when I spotted him. He was great about me taking a few shots. This was the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Mickey! Hope you like your picture.


Since May 2012, I have been asking strangers if I can take their photograph. I’m drawn to the stylish and the interesting – and all of the people here are one or the other or both. Thanks to Mickey, Paul, Andy, David Michael, Dinos, Pia, Rob, Marieangela, Phil, Stefano, Christina, Scrappy, Besrat, Meraz, Daisuke, Wendy, Gilbert, George, Cobain, Steve, Ellie, Spencer, Chris, Jason, Fabio, Ed, Oli and Giovanni, and to everyone who has stopped for a portrait.

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Street Portrait (for and of Paul), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Paul), 2014 –

Paul was on the phone when I spotted him, so I waited for several minutes, looking more and more conspicuous. By the time he’d finished his call, he must have wondered about me. But he was really nice about me taking a few shots – again, this was the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Paul! Hope you like your picture.



If you are interested in learning a bit of background to any of the shots above, a quick search of TFIPM by the person’s name should bring up the original post. This post is dedicated to George Skeggs, my first street portraitee – without him there would have been no beginning…

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog called Between Scarlett and Guest. It’s a dialogue in pictures. You can read/ eavesdrop on the conversation here.

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  1. ckponderings says:

    Another great round-up of your stunning street portraiture, Richard.

    (Why eight months’ worth though?)

  2. Oh, they’d make a fantastic exhibition!

  3. Enfin je vois ma barbe mais toujours pas ma photo…!!!

  4. What a crop, Richard!!!! 🙂

  5. That was awesome. I loved the slideshow. You certainly have an eye for the interesting and stylish. I see confidence and joie de vivre in many of the people you choose and the photography is wonderful. Well done Richard.

  6. arjun bagga says:

    Masterful…Your portraits bring joy and much more!

  7. naomimgruer says:

    Love your portraits! Personalities shine through.

  8. john todaro says:

    I’ve said it before so I hope you don’t mind if I say it again. This is a solid collection of images that deserves a show.

  9. EllaDee says:

    They just work together, well not just… I know there’s a lot of footwork and technique going on behind the scenes!

  10. All wonderful and I love seeing them.

  11. openmindimages says:

    I love your street portraits!

  12. Alex Autin says:

    It’s fantastic to see these portraits together. What a collection of work! There’s a couple I don’t recognize, so I’ll have to go back and check them out.

    And, wow! Mickey! One of your best, in my opinion. He has a infectious smile, and you’ve captured it very well.

  13. Every shot, a gem-including the two newest!

  14. You are very good in it. Opening people to take such intense portraits. I like this series very much.

  15. Mary says:

    Great collection of portraits and wonderful concept.

  16. love the smiles and sparkles in their eyes…i must try some portrait shots…smiles Richard 😀

  17. Fantastic collection Richard! Thanks for putting them all in a gallery!

  18. Spectacularly rich portraits Richard. Masterful!

  19. frizztext says:

    you’ve curated a great portrait gallery!

  20. Jennifer says:

    Such amazing work. I love love this project!

  21. alisonsye says:

    Great collection of portraits, Richard. Keep them coming.

  22. sheldonk2014 says:

    I love the candid of the photos and the spontaneity of them

  23. Hmm. I’m having trouble making the slideshow work. The space is black with no images, just titles. I can still see the thumbnails here on the front page though. Wonderful faces, all!

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