Whilst out on a "100 Strangers" hunt today I stopped to change lens and check a few settings on my camera and get one of my cards out of my bag to put in my pocket … I’m not sure it made it though … as soon as I had closed my bag I looked up and there was Jake walking towards me. This was a no-brainer, what a fantastic style!
As soon as I asked Jake for a photo he agreed but as usual I pressed on and explained briefly about the social aspect of the project before taking a few shots. Although the photo I eventually posted has Jake sporting quite a serious expression, he was smiling in a couple but unfortunately my framing was a bit off and I didn’t want to post a portrait that chopped part of his bow tie off – that was part and parcel of why I asked him after all.
Jake is a craftsman, leather work mostly and making stuff out of old rubber tyres – I asked if this was for art but it is more from a recycling point of view.
When I tried my "maddest thing" question Jake became the first person to ask me to qualify what I meant by "mad" – deciding that my project is generally light-hearted I went for daft or funny rather then "psychologically unbalanced". Jake chose not to pick a particular incident though and simply informed me that he likes to live his life in a generally abstract way. I hope my little interruption helped to further that behaviour.
Jake thanks very much for helping me with my project today – you have a great style and it was a pleasure meeting you briefly today.
Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.
This picture is #74 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