I just watched this entrancing short movie about Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden, known for his up-close and personal imagery from the streets of New York City.
Note how Gilden gets right up to people and even puts an off-camera flash directly in front of their faces. I was amazed at how unabashed he was with his shooting. Gilden is quoted as saying, “I’m known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get.”
I have to admit that photographing people in a street setting actually makes me a little uneasy because I’m always concerned about someone getting angry, but apparently that is not a problem for Gilden.