Just look at this delightful selection of images from Matteo Carrasale.
There's lovely composition throughout, and deft direction of his people:
These are rarely candid shots, or pictures simply happened upon and “taken”.
In most of them, the subject is clearly an engaged and willing participant in the
making of the image, whether it’s an Andaman elephant at dawn or the
receptionist at the Hotel Majestic. MC puts his subjects at ease, an essential talent
for good photography, and often taken for granted.