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 www.100Strangers.com
Camera: Nikon D90
Shutter: 1/1,000th sec
Focal Length: 105mm
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Stranger 27 - Martin
October 30, 2011
- 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!