#100StolenShots: A Photographer’s People Project

From what started from love for photography and shyness to approach people, Jo Erik San Jose initiated a people photography project called #100StolenShots.

Find out more about it below.

5. What is the #100StolenShots project?

The project is all about capturing stolen moments of strangers. I shoot photos that I think have stories and hopefully, I can show these stories to the viewers of the photos.

I usually add captions and quotations on the photos based on my interpretation of these stolen moments.

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4. When did you start this project?

I started the project last June 2016 when I had my first camera.

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3. What inspired you to start taking stolen shots of people and moments?

My eagerness to dig deep into photography.

I was also inspired by photographers like Rommel Bundalian and Xyza Cruz Bacani. They really capture life in very different ways.

As for me, I really like candid/stolen shots because most of the time, it really shows truthfulness of the moment. I also wanted to capture life in a different way.

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2. What is the goal of #100StolenShots?

At first, the main goal of the project was to just improve my photography skills. But as I go through the project, I realized that I want my shots to have impact to the viewers.

Maybe lighten up their days, or be inspired. As this is a personal project, some of the stolen shots and captions share my point of view in life.

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1. What’s next?

I am planning to have a new personal project.

I will still be focused on capturing life, but this time it won’t be stolen shots anymore. My style would be like the “Humans of New York” project but I’m still thinking on how would it be different. I want it to be intimate this time.

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A photo posted by Jo Erik (@jesanjose) on

A photo posted by Jo Erik (@jesanjose) on

A photo posted by Jo Erik (@jesanjose) on

Jo also shared with us that “the original plan of the project was to approach 100 strangers and take portraits of them.” However, he didn’t have the courage yet to approach strangers so, he decided to take stolen shots instead.

Nevertheless, everything turned out fine for Jo’s #100StolenShots.

What are your thoughts on this? Tell us in the comments.

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