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Approximately how creeped out are you if someone asks to take your picture on the street?

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Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

suppose you're walking in the park, maybe with a friend. just a normal outing.
then all of a sudden a short black girl comes out of nowhere with a dslr and asks to take your picture.
she doesn't look too freaky, but you watch the news...everyone and their mother is insane these days. who knows where those photos could end up.

she simply explains she'd really like to take a quick photo of you, she wants to be a photographer. she has model release forms and everything and even explains where you can find the picture after she edits it. she's building a college portfolio.

would tell her to take a hike and go photograph a tree?

(and how do you feel if, lets say, it was your child or little sibling she asked to take a photo of?)

on a scale of not at all to that weird old neighbor that always asks if you'd like a piece of candy, how creeped out would you be and would you say yes?

4 years ago

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Kaiami .

Kaiami ..

BROOKLYN,
United States

14 posts

Normally I wouldn't be creeped out at all, because when I have my picture taken, it's always been because I'm dressed up or at an event. I would be mildly creeped out if someone wanted a picture on a normal outing, though.

0 · November 13, 2010

#3
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

alrighty, nice to know. thanks everyone :]

0 · November 13, 2010

#4
Aurora .

Aurora ..

ONTARIO,
Canada

3744 posts

I don't think I would be too creeped out (because I've tried to do that), but it's never happened before.

0 · November 14, 2010

#5
Vicky DISCOMETOOBLIVION

Vicky D.

ANTWERP,
Belgium

934 posts

I've had people asking me to take my picture twice, once for a women's lifestyle magazine and once for two girls' thesis about fashion and identity. So yeah the main focus was on my outfit.

However, two weeks ago, some man came up to me in the store I work at and told me in bad Dutch that he'd like to photograph me because of my unique face (I rly don't have a unique face, maybe more or less a out of the ordinary appearance overall) and that was slightly creepy, probably because it was a man.

So yeah I don't think you should worry. It's only flattering, really.

0 · November 14, 2010

#6
Preying Mantis

Preying M.

MANCHESTER,
United Kingdom

49 posts

i'd say yeah, normally just because it's your outfit they want to photograph.
i've had people who look like models ask to photograph me and you feel insane that THEY'D want to photograph YOU, but i've had older men asking to photograph me too and that is kindof weird and i have said no before.

i think you just gotta remember that they're photographing you, you've got clothes on and you're in public. you just gotta smile and let them do it, it can be creepy but it feels great as you walk away and that's what you remember really, not if the guy had a beard or not.

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0 · November 14, 2010

#7
☽blair ☾

☽blair ☾.

SALEM,
United States

1931 posts

I would say yes if it were myself. If it were one of my younger sisters (16 & 14) I'd really have to think about.

0 · November 15, 2010

#9
Nicole Sarah

Nicole S.

Canada

166 posts

I got asked that once by a photography student... she said she'd email the pictures to me but she never did. I thought it was cool.
She had reflectors and was in a group of students, though.

0 · November 19, 2010

#10
Karime L

Karime L.

EL PASO,
United States

379 posts

I wouldn't freak out at all, unless they asked me to take some clothes off or something of the sort. I'd also need to have a way [like this person's cell phone number] of contacting this person because she DID take my picture. About the little ones? well, no, i suppose i wouldn't allow it because i would not want to risk those children's life, what if its for kidnapping purposes?

0 · November 20, 2010

#11
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

uh that's harsh O_o

0 · November 20, 2010

#14
Samantha Merz

Samantha M.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

276 posts

I would be totally fine with that, I do not know why people would be so uptight about that.

0 · November 21, 2010

#15
Cloe Isabelle

Cloe I.

A FIELD OF LAVENDER,
Canada

186 posts

I'd feel flattered more than anything else.

0 · November 21, 2010

#18
Ruth Thao

Ruth T.

$,
United States

183 posts

really,
I'd let her .
I'm not naked or anything.
so who gives an eff.
she gave me all the data i need to find the photo she took & all.

0 · November 22, 2010

  

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