#48 Katerina

#48 Katerina by haggisandchips
#48 Katerina, a photo by haggisandchips on Flickr.

Via Flickr:

Katerina was sitting in the grounds of the Newcastle Civic Centre with yesterday’s stranger Matthew. Their purpose is described a bit more under Matthew’s portrait.

Katerina was quite reluctant and at first said I should just photograph Matthew but she agreed when I pressed her although I don’t think she ever really engaged with the whole thing and seemed quite ambivalent throughout and more so towards the end when I was checking how to spell her name. Unfortunately I think Katerina possibly regarded the whole thing as a bit of an intrusion and having only just met Matthew she perhaps viewed her time with him as quite valuable. However …

… just look at that smile in the comments shot 😉 – perhaps I am reading things into some of her responses that simply weren’t there – the fact is I don’t and never will know what her thoughts on the encounter were.

I took a couple of shots of Katerina using off-camera flash again but the focus was a bit soft on them. The main shot was Katerina listening intently to Matthew and the comments shot shows her smile but is a bit too soft to be the main shot.

Thanks for agreeing to be in my project Katerina (and Matthew) – I hope that I wasn’t too much of a nuisance.

This picture is #48 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


About Ivor Potter

Ivor is a keen amateur photographer. Having completed a project called 100 Strangers, Ivor now finds himself spending much of his time approaching people going about their daily lives to photograph them and find out a little about what makes them tick.
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