Porto’s People

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My name is Ricardo Porto and I shoot strangers in the streets of Porto, Portugal. I’ve been doing it for the last 4 years, a hobby turned crusade.

I always shoot alone and most of my pictures are posed portraits. I choose people that I find interesting and I ask them for a pic. They usually say yes.

I have one mirror-less camera, one fixed lens (40mm f1.7), two batteries, one gray card and one lenspen and this is the only gear I use. No backpack, no photo bag, no tripod, no flash, no mega-zoom, light and free.

I usually walk the same city areas, mainly downtown, but as i like it to be kind of random, I never prepare my photowalk in advance. I publish daily on my blog and all portraits are captioned with the place where it was taken and a brief description of what caught my attention.

Rua de Santa Catarina, 21 (The girl who saved me from being run over by a Bus).

  _ Instruments _ of _ Mourning _

Rua de Santa Catarina, 220 (The guy who told me this would be one of those natural-looking portraits).

Rua de Santa Catarina, 130 (The girl who really didn’t want to pose at first).

Rua de Santa Catarina, 312 (The girl who tricked me into signing some papers).

Praca dos Leoes (The spiffy kid).

Rua Sa da Bandeira, 277 (The lovely combination of tartan & stripes).

Rua do Bonjardim, 352 (The Tieless Suit Look).

Rua Formosa x Rua Sa da Bandeira (The girl who was pleasantly surprised).

Rua Sa da Bandeira, 277  (The guy who just turned 92 this year).

Estacao da Trindade (The girls from around here).

Praca da Liberdade (The girl who told me to shoot, shoot, shoot).

Rua de Alexandre Braga, 125 (The guy who asked what for and why).

Ricardo Porto is a street photographer, based in Porto, Portugal. check his work here: portostreetshooting