Olga, a photo by haggisandchips on Flickr.
I only spoke to Olga for a relatively brief period but it was a pretty relaxed affair other than her metro arriving which forced me to rush my shot and ultimately I didn’t get one that I was happy with. However, I have her card, she has mine and whilst we shared a metro journey part way home there was a discussion that suggested that perhaps we might meet again to get some better photographs. I left this in Olga’s hands to peruse my Flickr photostream and get in touch if she wanted to.
I will reiterate here that I am more than happy to photograph any willing subject so, Olga, if you would like to pose for me again then please do get in touch and hopefully we’ll sort out that background as a first step 😉 and the rest can come naturally.
I couldn’t resist me favourite question of “what’s the maddest thing that you have ever done” and Olga recently walked up the Ouseburn, a nearby tributary of the Tyne – I was slightly confused by this at first until I realised that she literally meant up the Ouseburn rather than alongside it. Coincidentally she also mentioned going into some of the tunnels in the vicinity – a topic I had been discussing with a friend earlier today.
Olga, thanks for letting me take your photograph today and also for making sure that I got off the metro before I strayed too far in the wrong direction so that I did actually get home today 😉 – I would have loved to take a better shot of you but it just wasn’t to be.
It’s a long time since I’ve photographed a stranger – tonight’s revellers excepted and Olga may be the push that I need to venture into this area again.
Thank you Ivor! I tried to look at your flickr stream, but flickr is down at the moment 😦 I’ll go & have a look later!