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