Well, commercial subjects get chosen for me, but photojournalism subjects are the ones that I think are not covered well, or at all, and that I find interesting.
usually whoever is available. but sometimes i just see someone and go, i have to take a picture of you.
I think about what I want to say in the work for many months - maybe up to a year. I eventually work out what kind of person/people I wish to include in the work. I work with family, friends, sometimes strangers. As long as there is something about them eg a body type, hair-style, diversity in ethnicity, that fits with the concept.
personality and uniqueness
The story dictates the subject
Anything that strikes my fancy. The way the light falls on the land or object plays a major part in my inspirations.
Right now they're random. Depending on the light of the day I go outside and take self portraits or photograph the huskys. One day I really would like to photograph famous rock bands, motocross tournaments, and travel to see the wild landscapes around the globe.
I just feel it
By eye, what I think is beautiful and would make a good picture.
I'm a generalist. Whatever I want to photograph at the time is what I photograph.
The subject chooses me,i dont.
When working with people (which I haven't done a lot of), I try to pick people with alternative style or beauty. I usually pick out women with curves or tattoos and piercings, or any other alternative look. I like making people notice different types of beauty.
Sometimes by chance, often by what catches my attention.
As a commercial photographer (weddings + families, etc), the subjects are already in place. But I complete whatever I need to communicate with existing objects that make an image a wholesome art piece. I therefore would choose locations, rather than subjects, and the choice of locations are influenced by many things; age, gender, etc of subject, what they love and do not etc.