100 Strangers has delivered quite a day for me. First #15 Rachel agreed to model for me on location (to help me with an online course I’m doing). Then I bag two more “strangers” at lunchtime.
First was Tamim. In all honesty I’m not quite sure what grabbed my attention but something did so I turned around and walked after him – I asked if I could take his photo and was greeted with the usual surprise and “why”. I explained about the project and showed him my card and he shrugged and said yes so I asked him to move into the light a bit. At this point he hadn’t taken my card so I asked him if he would want to see the photo and offered him my card again when he said yes – this time he did take it.
I took several shots of Tamim but learned relatively little about him. He was however a lot younger than I had realised and I was surprised when I learned that he is a sixth former. He asked how old I thought he was but I couldn’t answer that as I hadn’t given it enough thought before I knew the answer. Instead I turned the tables on him and he guessed that I was about 25 – he was equally surprised when I told him that I was 40 ;).
About the only other thing that I learned about Tamim is that he intends to do a double degree in Business Studies and IT, so all the best with that Tamim and thank you very much for taking part in my project.
This picture is #16 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