That's what catches you first…a face.
Maybe its the hairdo that sells it or the outfit that convinces you to muster the courage, but its always the face that gets me first when seeking strangers for my 100 Strangers Project.
And that's just the surface, because once you take your photo of that face, you inevitably learn what is behind that look that drew you in. A strangers project starts as just a collection of faces, and becomes a collection of stories, lives, sometimes even friends. Once the photo is taken and both your nerves and theirs subside, you can relax and get to chatting. Emily (my 2nd stranger, above) and I still keep in touch!
I didn't come across too many strangers when looking through the muses pool to select my photo for this post, so this is your challenge. Go out and ask a perfect stranger if you can take their photo! See how many you can get. I know a lot of you have been thinking about starting a strangers project, so this is me, daring you to do it! What you'll get from doing it will outweigh any of your fears: confidence, practice with shooting under pressure (what better way to improve your skills and dexterity than to practice on a stranger), exposure for your photography, and some new friends! Here is the formal website for the project if you are interested, but you certainly don't have to join them to start this project.
While I didn't see too many strangers in the pool, I did see this li'l guy, from Skiingrn1, with whom I'd hope to become fast friends, too, if we were ever to cross paths! What a good use of negative space as well! And such a cutie!
Cara, of CaraRosePhotos
seal, tracy arm, alaska by skiingrn1