I do not fancy to direct people to pose. I prefer to present them in their natural environment with their honest gestures when they don’t notice the photographer. Sometimes, if I find somebody exciting who is just rushing down the street I ask the person to stop and seek permission and get him/her to look into the camera. I am not too good at that, to be fair. It is increasingly difficult to take spontaneous photographs of people, many assume that I intend to take something away from them.
In developing countries, however, people don’t mind, they are not so suspicious and frequently enjoy it if they can pose in front of the camera. When we examine the result together they often ask me to send it to them. I think it is the least I can do to capture the image of a fascinating subject.
I don’t think there is anything more interesting than the human face. I have noticed many times when my friends see my photos they hold their breath in front of a beautiful landscape but when they look at a portrait they immediately express an emotion and they spend more time absorbing this kind of photograph.