I'm not very good at taking portraits. The kind which requires me to proactively direct people and influence their overall disposition to change to something positive. I find I'm the passive and observant type who waits for that candid moment to unfold infront of me. It takes a lot of patience and to an extent some sort of careful stalking to be able to correctly anticipate when to "click". The drawback is that I become very selective and my bias towards a certain person becomes easily identifiable, haha!
Scary but yes I do get easily fixated and in some ways attracted to people. Especially those who don't care if a camera is pointed at them. Some people get conscious which makes me feel very uncomfortable. It takes a lot of time and effort for me. Usually I need a certain level of connection. A mutual understanding. Or maybe just plain luck that I feel instantly comfortable around that person. I have this project I want to do but it's been stuck in my head because either I don't have the time to do it or when the opportunity presents itself I just can't get myself to do it. It's complicated and it's definitely a work in progress