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Why 10 no’s?

In life, we fear getting rejected. This is what holds back our creative potential.

But what if— the purpose was to get rejected? How would that empower you?

Would you be able to take more risks in life? Be less fearful? Be more bold and brave— to pursue the things you’re really interested in life?

Getting a NO is harder than it seems

The thing I love about this “10 no” street photography assignment is that it makes us realize,

It is really hard to get people to say “no” and reject you.

Most people will actually say “yes”. Having to hunt down someone to get a “no” is actually far more challenging.

The city of Angels. Eric Kim Black and White street photography. Los Angeles.

Look for people who you think will reject you

My suggestion for this assignment:

Try to ask the scariest looking people to make a portrait of them. Keep asking “scarier” and “scarier” people.

And as an experiment, try to ask people to make a portrait of them in different ways.

The city of Angels. Eric Kim Black and White street photography. Los Angeles.

Try to say “Do you mind if I take a picture of you?” in a creepy voice. Or say it with confidence. Or instead of saying “Take a picture”, say “Make a portrait”. Experiment with your phrasing, and see what works best for you.

Have fun, and BE BOLD!
ERIC

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