Portraits of Trick-or-Treaters in Brooklyn

Photographer Joey L had the great idea of setting up a backdrop on a Brooklyn street and photographing the characters that strolled by while on the hunt for Halloween candy. Shooting sidewalk portraits of strangers is a great way to hone your skills, especially on a day when many people are more than willing to have their photo taken.

Halloween in Brooklyn (via Photojojo)

  • Anonymous

    It’s also a great way to meet enraged cops. A couple years ago, I had no less than four cop cars (with lights flashing) arrive at my house for shooting trick-or-treaters with a “professional camera”. They warned me not to ever do it again. I did it again last night.

  • Aaro Keipi

    Yeah, it’s probably a good idea to ask the parents’ permission first

  • Anonymous

    In almost every case, the parents were standing next to me and my wife. One guy, who had a baby in his arms freaked when I asked him to pose with the baby. He didn’t pose, rushed home and called the cops, came back and grilled me, then rushed home again. I’ve lived in this cul-de-sac for over 10 years, driving half the kids to school. The guy three doors down from me, was new to the neighborhood.