50 People 1 Question Shoreditch

On an idle autumn afternoon in London we took to Brick Lane to shoot a “Fifty People One Question” style video. We stopped almost fifty people and asked them all a common question about their lives. The goal is to edit it together to make a short video about how much we all have in common.

Gear used for 50 people 1 question

The camera setup and audio gear need to be professional enough to get a good result but small enough to not be intimidating.

People in London don’t generally like to stop and chat to strangers, so we got a lot of No’s, but we managed to get Yes’s enough to make a short video. We had a real adventure filming the video and we even got asked to leave at one point by a security guard. It was a fun process and we’ll be releasing the footage on the London Street Photo channel on YouTube.

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Stephen Tolfrey / Portrait 14 of 50


Tall Paul (shot taken – Embankment, London):

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Taller, wiser and richer… am still working on the third.

Q. Where would you like to be right now?
A. Somewhere that makes you go ‘wow!’

Q. If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
A.  The person who has the answers to the questions we’d all like to know.

 

Peter Alberti / Portrait 3 of 50


Patricia – Taken in Barnes
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Secretary

Q. Where would you like to be right now?
A. I’m quite happy where I am now, although I would like to be more comfortable and have more money.

Q. If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
A. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge