Urban photography by Brad Evans

Urban Portraits

The photos in the above set are not street photography, but rather street portraiture. There’s a difference.

Every subject started off as a stranger I approached on the street, chatted with for a bit, and then posed for a portrait. This set contains 20 portraits, out of ┬áseveral hundred I’ve taken over the years.

Note: This set of portraits was updated 7/23/12.




  1. 8 Responses to “Urban Portraits”

  2. By Piet Osefius on Apr 25, 2010

    I like your style and post processing technique of hard contrast you use.

  3. By Bricks and Branches on Mar 30, 2012

    I’m very interested how some of these conversations start, do you approach people based on a look or vibe? Do you ever approach people feeling like they’ll probably turn you down, but maybe you can work at them?

  4. By Brad E on Mar 30, 2012


    Yes, I try to engage people who I think have an interesting look and carry some attitude.

    Most people say yes. Of those that say no, I try and engage them a little more trying to sway them to say yes. Of the ones that initially say no, maybe a third to a half will ultimately agree!

  5. By Vincent on Jul 16, 2012

    Always a fan of BW photography. Love the eye/ lenses contact you get.

  6. By Peter Mayer on Aug 23, 2012

    Wonderful amazing street portrait. I feel that I can learn a lot for my own street portrait work

  7. By David Gale on Oct 31, 2013

    Super impressed with the feel that you’ve created with a modern DSLR.

    More than that, your portraits hit the ultimate goal which is to give the viewer an insight into the subject’s character.

    Great stuff!

  8. By Brad E on Oct 31, 2013

    Thanks David – appreciate it!

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