It's amazing how willing people are to have their pictures taken if they think they will show up in a newspaper. Maybe Andy Warhol was right when he mentioned how most of us seek after a few minutes of fame. But there is another reality.
Females absolutely love to have their pictures taken. Even if they initially demure, after a few moments give in and after a few photos they will pose freely. And for many photographers getting good portraits, especially silhouettes is a joy.
Here's a secret: portraits look better in black and white. It makes the eye see clearly delineated areas of importance that help to define character that pervades our facial anatomy. Take a look at these same facial close ups in black and white. Do they look better ?