Danny Santos II – Street Photography

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A graphic designer by trade, Danny Santos II has been photographing the streets of Singapore since July 2008. When he got his first DSLR, he started to see all these street photographs on flickr and knew immediately that’s what he wanted to do. So Danny started to camp on Orchard Road every weekend and has been shooting there ever since. Two years later, he was finally able to get a good collection of photos. Experimenting heavily with light, framing in heavy crowds, and even with the rain, Danny took candid shots with every subject being a stranger, until just recently. Danny has started a project called “Portraits of Strangers” where he started asking permission to take portraits of select strangers. So far he’s compiled 46 portraits and plans on reaching 100 strangers by the middle of this year. One of his favorites in the series is the first picture below.

Check out his website and flickr to find out more about what Danny Santos II does.

Danny also just recently finished a project with another photographer called “5 Sec Faces.” Collaborating with Fleecircus, they would walk around with a mounting board as a makeshift background asking people if they could take their picture and if they agreed, they would snap a photo of them within 5 seconds. They finished the project in November of 2009 with a total of 446 photos. They plan on having an exhibit and a possible photobook by the end of this year. You can view more about their project here and see more photos on their flickr.

Here are a few of Danny’s photos.

Portrait of a Stranger

Portrait of a Stranger

Threes a Crowd

Threes a Crowd

Silhouette in the Rain

Silhouette in the Rain

Running Barefoot

Running Barefoot

Man in Light

Man in Light

Looking Back

Looking Back

Heart Locket

Heart Locket

Face in the Crowd

Face in the Crowd

Candid Beauty

Candid Beauty

Alone in the Crowd

Alone in the Crowd

Happy Umbrella

Happy Umbrella

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  1. stephen

    Quite an inspirational collection for any photographer attempting to take more portrait and street photography.

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  2. AC

    Amazing! What an incredible way to portray human emotions in a candid way!

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  3. John Mercado

    I like The street is a catwalk album. I’m inspired again to take photographs. Keep up the god work. Galing mo kabayan!

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  4. Arnaldo I. Aquino

    My hats off to Danny! Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing his work.

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