Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Stranger 5 - Gregory
May 14, 2011
I knew before starting this project, there were going to be a few strangers that are a little more memorable than the others. Well, this time it happened. Instead of me going to the stranger, the stranger approached me. Let's dig a little deeper into the story, shall we?
Right before I met Jan (Stranger 4) at the church gathering, a very particular gentleman approached me. His name is Gregory.
"What kind of lens you have on?" He said to me while I was talking to my girlfriend.
I told him it was a 105mm Macro lens. Since he seemed interested in my camera, I went ahead and asked him if I could snap his photo for a project that I was working on. He hesitated for a moment and decided it was ok. I showed him his photo and introduced myself as Matt while holding my hand out for a handshake. Flip it 180 degrees and he opens his arms for a hug. WOW (You know those hugs you give to relatives that you haven't seen for some time, such as a aunt or uncle? I'm talking about the half-ass hugs where it's a hug but you desperately try not to touch the person as much as possible? That was my hug.)! I couldn't be rude.
He seemed like a nice guy. He talked about how he just got his haircut and wanted to show off his new flair. Gregory is a Indepenent Mayor Candidate for the city and is hoping to get elected. As we closed our talk about his running for mayor and a 14-mile bike ride, he excused himself to explore the party. I thanked him for his time and I certainly won't forget the experience.
Thanks Gregory for the photo and unexpected "hello". Haha!
This picture is #5 in my project of 100 Strangers.
Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers in our 100 Strangers-Group or at www.100Strangers.com
Camera: Nikon D90
Shutter: 1/2500th sec
Focal Length: 105mm
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- Matt Moser
- North Canton, Ohio, United States
- Currently my profession is graphic design, but photography is my long devoted hobby. Photography has open new doors to my creativity and helps my overall designs. Eventually I plan on offer my services to the local community. Stay tuned!
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