Stock & Blogging Choices

Hi! My name is Yoko Nishimiya and for the last year I have started a career as a travel writer and photographer. I've been blogging on my personal blog, and selling Stock photos on Shutterstock. Although I have been having issues with selling street and food/drink photos due to release forms. Since the majority of my photos are taken during travel, it's basically impossible to get release forms from random people or brand names that show up in the photos which hinder their sale. I have tried editing but it takes away the atmosphere of the photograph.
Any ideas on how can I sell these photos without the release forms?

Thank you for your help,


Stock & Blogging Choices - image 1 - student project