Street Portraits – Character Portrait Technique

I was just imagining working with an actor shooting street portraits, and running them through a bunch of archetypes they can engage with and react to. Start with basic expressions (“Imagine you notice someone really attractive and you’re smiling at them, hoping to catch their eye.” or some other simple, common situation) and evolve into cut scenes from an imagined film (“Imagine you’re in a Harry Potter movie and you’re having a magical battle in the middle of downtown”).