Street-style Photography | Franz & Vincent Martin
We all know two heads are always better than one. But who would have thought a double dosage of shutterbugs would make such a dynamic team? Franz and Vincent work seamlessly together and with so much energy to boot!
The distinct difference about lilreddotfolks is in their style and direction of the subjects they shoot. Capturing stylish students and working professionals in their distinctive environments makes for an image that truly tells the story of each individual in their pictures. Care for a picture that says a thousand stylish words about you? I know I do!
Tell us a bit about yourselves
This is always the hard part, isn’t it? Well, we are weekend photographers and best buddies who love exploring Singapore, people watching and taking snapshots during our off days. We also have a great love for the arts and street culture. And with that, lilreddotfolks was born.
How is it like shooting as a team?
It’s always smooth and fun, as we know each other’s quirks and foibles very well.
How long have you been taking street-style photographs?
We started taking street-style photos only last year.
What draws you to take a photograph of someone?
Apart from exceptional personal style, there has to be something special with that person, it could either be their confidence or swagger.
Do you have any tricks to get people to relax when shooting them?
We have easygoing and laidback personalities that put our subjects at ease. Also, we laugh a lot and crack corny jokes.
What are your favourite places or street corners for spotting and shooting your stylish subjects?
Nowhere in particular as we shoot our subjects in their own homes and neighborhood.
How is your street-style blog different from others?
Stepping up from the usual guerrilla approach of shooting street-style, we take time in knowing our subjects and photograph them in their own environment. We aim to convey a sense of authenticity and intimacy in our images.
Do you remember the first great photo you took?
Wow, this is hard. I think it’s a close-up portrait of a monk we photographed in Chalong Temple in Phuket. His expression was so intense and emotional. A great portrait should hit you right in the heart.
Share with us how you think someone can take a good fashion photo.
To quote Olivier Zahm, the founder and owner of French culture and fashion magazine Purple: “Fashion photography should not simply be a glamorous, integrated spectacle, but rather, a medium dedicated to life, to experience and to the fragile human body.”
What is a wardrobe staple for you?
Franz: I’m a shorts type of person (shorts shouldn’t go farther than halfway down the knees), my Rastafarian bracelet and white sneakers.
Vincent: I’m a t-shirt and jeans kind of guy. I love vintage rock tees.
If there were something you would consider a timeless trend, what would it be?
Black and white will never go out of style.
Are there any current projects/exhibitions that you are working on?
For now, we are currently dedicated on improving our craft and to keep taking beautiful photos.
What are your plans for lilreddotfolks in the near future?
We will continue to feature quirky and chic regular folks, and we plan to take this project outside our little red dot nation.
For more amazing street-style photography by Franz & Vincent, do visit http://lilreddotfolks.com/
– Liyana Meer
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