Faz is doing a PhD in Education Management. He loves to play football which he’s pretty good at and he hates watching it. With that he shook my hand and was off before I could even ask what position he plays in ;).
All very quick … when I first approached Faz, I think it took a second for it to sink in that I was talking to him as he had headphones on but when he took them off and I explained about the project he agreed happily. He also posed obligingly for me so I took a few shots – some looking down the street, some across but I’d picked a bad place to stop him as the background was very close and cluttered in one direction and builders fencing in another so we walked up the street a bit and I took another couple with a cleaner background. I’m glad I spoke to him whilst I was photographing him because once my camera went away my time was up and he was gone with a smile and a handshake!
As it happens the retakes were unnecessary as the shot I’ve posted is the very first one I took so I nailed it straight away – in my opinion anyway.
Faz, thanks very much for helping me with my project today.
Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.
This picture is #95 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