Nick Stranger #39
Royal Festival Hall and the South Bank are 'target rich' stranger environments for me and, in a good spot for finding strangers, Nick stood out from the crowd. He was working on his laptop and looked particularly dapper in a very English way. I could imagine tourists thinking he was a quaint and quirky attraction. Nick was getting ready to go and meet a friend when I asked if I could take his picture. Absolutely no problem, said Nick, I'm a photographer myself - where do you want me? Two photographer strangers in a row!
Nick shoots for a menswear brand and, wouldn't you know it, I was wearing a jumper by the same brand (cold evenings in London, this June) some things are just meant to be.
We talked briefly about clothes and photography (he had to leave and meet his friend) but it was a really enjoyable mini-shoot. Nice one, Nick, I'll be in touch to let you know where you can get the other images.
I've been having a hard time recently, picking my stranger portrait. Normally, I take between 10 and 20 shots in 5-10 minutes and then spend a couple of hours trying to pick the right one. I'm not sure if I got it right this time, but I like the sunglasses on and the blue tile in the background
this is #39 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page