Monday, October 31, 2011

Stranger 27 - Martin

October 30, 2011
The cold, brisk air is approaching the area and I knew I would only have a few more strangers to photograph before they go into hibernation this winter. I wasn’t having too much luck finding anyone interesting. Tried to chase down a guy on a 3-wheeled bicycle wearing a cowboy hat, but I looked pretty ridiculous trying to keep up. Finally decided to wait it out and stay put in one place. Usually that works out better for me.

Everyone, please meet Martin.

I saw this guy the day before sitting on the bench relaxing while puffing a few cigarettes and never really got the courage to ask him for a photograph. So the next day, he was in the exact same spot in town and I knew this was a sign. When I asked him, he simply replied,

“A photograph? What’s this for?”

As I went into more details, he came around and didn’t have a problem.

“100 Strangers? That sounds like a weird thing to do.” He replied, while I was firing off some shots.

Weird or not, I loved his grungy facial features. Tried to stir up a convo with him, but Martin was a man of few words.

Thank you for your time, Martin. Since you don’t surf the web, you really won’t be able to enjoy this photograph, but if I stubble across you in the streets, I may just bring you a print.

This picture is #27 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

Camera: Nikon D90
Shutter: 1/1,000th sec
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 105mm
ISO: 200

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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!