Craigslist Encounters: Portrait series documents responses to online advertisement

If you saw an advert on Craigslist requesting candidates for a portrait photography project, would you reply?

Luckily for Los Angeles-based photography duo KremerJohnson (Neil Kremer and Cory Johnson), over 100 people did reply to their post: “Portrait subjects needed (Anywhere). Compensation: $20 per hour. Portrait photographer seeking subjects. Looking for interesting people to photograph…all shapes, races, genders, and sizes are welcome. I will come to you at your convenience.”

The resulting series, which is still ongoing, includes a fascinating cross-section of people – photographed beautifully in locations selected by the candidates themselves. Being self-confessed "lighting geeks" the photographers only use two lights per shoot. They believe this helps provide a "focus" to the subject.

KremerJohnson is a photography team specialising in environmental, studio, and narrative portraiture. Their images are both stylised and authentic, showcasing their subjects in engaging and impactful ways. Discover more at and on Instagram.

All images courtesy of KremerJohnson


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