I was out looking for shots for my October Challenge today rather than “strangers” but when I walked down a set of steps and saw a bloke lying prone on the road with a mahoosive lens directing someone out of sight I started to get interested. When I got to the bottom I stopped to watch for a few seconds and it appeared that they were finished so I asked the photographer if this was the case and he said “yes”. At this point I would imagine that he was quite surprised when I asked to photograph him rather than the beautiful model but nonetheless he said “sure, no problem”.
I paid little attention to the camera but based on the lens it was obviously a Canon and the lens alone undoubtedly cost more than my entire kit. He was doing a photoshoot for Lifestyle magazine but I didn’t ask any more than that because he had two models and an assistant with him and although he was finished taking photographs I don’t think he was actually finished (when I glanced back after I left he was showing the models some of the shots on his camera).
Similarly, I don’t know much about him, gleaning only that Eric is from Glasgow originally but has lived in Newcastle for 20 years now and is “not leaving”.
I’m not entirely sure, but I don’t think that I left a business card with Eric … nonetheless, if you do somehow come across your portrait Eric then many thanks for taking part in my project.
PS: The vision in purple to the bottom left is the model that he was photographing – perhaps blurred a fraction more than I intended but a bit of context anyway ;).
This picture is #44 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