When I first passed Bekie she was sitting down having a quick break and talking to someone else but I was aware that the other girl left just after I passed so after a few seconds pause I went back and asked her if I could take her photograph. She seemed hesitant but I got the impression this was because the request was unusual more than anything else and whilst I wasn’t sure which way this one was going to go she agreed.
As I was speaking to her a friend joined her but he stayed out of the way and didn’t get involved until I was taking some photos of Bekie at which point he made her laugh … I don’t know your name “Bekie’s friend” but thanks anyway – I’m beginning to realise that a stranger’s friend is also our friend as they invariably (at least in my experience) help to draw out that smile or laugh!
I didn’t talk to Bekie for long – she’d just been joined by her friend and I’m not sure she’d even said “Hello” to him yet but I did learn that she works for Top Man and doesn’t do much except go out socialising (that may not be quite how she phrased it).
Thanks very much for your time today Bekie – you have a really cool distinctive style and I hope that you like the image.
This picture is #51 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