What happens when you ask someone for a photo. What if you ask them to take a portrait of them in the middle of the streets of Amsterdam. I asked about 50 different people through night and day and 31 people let me take pictures of them. Some told me their story and with some, I haven't spoken a word other than explaining my project.
I wanted to portrait persons as they are, so I often only asked them for a photo or when asked what to do I answered with "Be yourself" and suddenly the silent and awkward situations turned into a conversation between photographer and model. And in all cases despite initial doubts all ended up with a smile on their faces after taking a look at their picture.
My only goal with this project was, can I portrait all those different people that make this city the colorful city we know and love if I just met them?
These are my results: