Get pushed - do a portrait "in context"

My challenge was "to do a portrait "in context". So someone at work, or cooking, or doing a sport or hobby. Try to capture a genuine moment of life in its context."

Not sure this qualifies for portraiture - I think for that the face should be visible or at least partially visible, but this is the best I can come up with. Very hard when no one I know wants to have their picture taken and posted on the internet, plus my own personal feelings are such that I don't agree with taking face-on pictures of strangers without their knowledge/permission. I didn't feel that comfortable taking these back - side shots either. Still, I tried it.
posted March 6th, 2016  
This could be a story board for something interesting; it has a scene-setter, some action and a conclusion. All it needs now is (are) the words!

Nicely done, in spite of your natural misgivings. I really like back shots because I feel as if I am being taken along with the individuals and seeing what they see.
posted March 6th, 2016  
Thank you kindly @wordpixman I wondered if anyone would see a potential story in the way I ordered these pictures. :)
posted March 6th, 2016  
You've done well for the project.
I too find it nigh on impossible to take photos of strangers face on. I know I would feel uncomfortable if someone did it to me.
However this tells a story without being intrusive.
Like it.
posted March 6th, 2016  
I love the story you told with your photos and it's well done given your apprehension of taking strangers photos. Honestly if I felt as strongly as you did, I would have asked for another challenge, no offence to your partner. So great shots and very respectful.
posted March 6th, 2016  
You did great
posted March 7th, 2016  
This is a great story board! I like that you have maintained their privacy while telling it too!
posted March 7th, 2016  
Thins is a really interesting arrangement of photos. I like that I am able to work out what is happening without further explanation. Well done.
posted March 7th, 2016  

I just love it!
posted March 7th, 2016  
Well done. It does tells a story.
posted March 8th, 2016  
I think you did a great job! Way to go, allowing your self to go out of your comfort zone.
posted March 8th, 2016  
Thanks, that's how I feel too Billy @billygreen that said, I do like looking at street photography by other people and I sometimes think that candid shots can be a more "honest" reflection of that second in time as opposed to a shot where someone 'poses' for it. It isn't an area of photography that is for me though.
posted March 9th, 2016  
Thanks Sarah, @sarahdphoto
posted March 9th, 2016  
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