Saturday, June 11, 2011

Stranger 13 - Ameir

June 6th, 2011
I was over at my parents house visiting when I saw my step-dad talking to our neighbor across the street. I seen this guy multiple times before mowing and watching his kids outside, but never really introduced myself. Silly mistake for not introducing myself long before.

Everyone, please meet Ameir.

Ameir had a accent I currently couldn't really pick up. Asked him where he hailed from and found out he is originally from Tanzania, Africa. He's been living in the U.S. for about 14 years and soon will become an American citizen. Asked him how he likes it here in America and told me it is very nice. Ameir is a welder by trade who can also do many other jobs. A handy-man to be precise. He finds great pleasure in the annoying things we Americans do to maintain our homes.

Ameir was soft-spoken on our chat, but he actually taught me some great life lessons to live by. I felt some weight lifted off my shoulders. Wow, the power of great wisdom.

As I handed over my art card to him, I asked him if I could take his photograph for my stranger project. He wanted to know more about it and how it was going to benefit me. Told him it was a new project to help myself get more comfortable with new people and heighten my photojournalism skills. He happily agreed. After my little shoot and chat, I took a few snapshots of his daughter, who is five, but won't post them here without permission.

Thank you Ameir! You certainly provided a new outlook on life and I truly hope you enjoy the photograph. Please e-mail if you like to receive a portrait of your daughter I taken.

This picture is #13 in my project of 100 Strangers.
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Camera: Nikon D90
Shutter: 1/640th sec
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO: 400

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1 comment:

  1. How cool! I went to Tanzania last April to climb Kilimanjaro. I like his hesitant look :)


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