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Chris Buck on Subject Interaction



After last week's post on taking control during a shoot, a quick follow-up from one of the best in the business when it comes to subject rapport -- editorial photographer Chris Buck.

His approach: Embrace vulnerability over hero worship, then win your subjects over with enthusiasm.

As a bonus after the jump, a second video from one of Buck's more imaginative projects: Isn't.
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Clearly, Buck is pretty accomplished at getting his subjects to do what he wants them to do. But what if you had a series of crazy portraits of the uber-famous in mind and you knew there was not a chance that they would go for them?

Simple. Swap out the A-listers for some impersonator stand-ins, and then push the ideas even further.

For another look at how Buck has collaborated with his subjects to make some of his most famous photos, see this feature in Life.com.
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More Chris: website | blog| current portfolio


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