100 Strangers: One to Ten
The first two photos here were taken last year and the rest were captured over the past six weeks. I've decided to post mine on my blog - mostly because the ones on Flickr are amazing and I've got a lot to learn. I'm going to include photos that you might not consider "portraits" since some will have more than one person. I am going to keep the rule of having to have the permission of the subjects. So far I've met some very interesting people who've taught me a few things, both practical and philosophical. I've also learned I should keep a pen and paper handy to write down people's names.
Scout and family
Donna and Roberta
Nolan in big brother Blake's coveralls
I had my camera with me the other day and decided to satisfy my curiosity and perhaps get another photo for my 100 strangers. When I approached him, Phil said he didn't like cameras and didn't want me taking his photo. That was fine with me because my main goal was to learn more about him. We chatted for a while and then he asked me about my camera. When I explained myself, he said I could take a photo of his bike.
Phil told me that he lives comfortably, has everything he needs. and gives to those less fortunate. He scoffed at the big "gas guzzling monsters" driving past us and said when people find their circumstances improving they shouldn't "change their way of living, they should change their way of giving."