Some people really stand out, even in Melbourne, where a lot try and put on the appearance of being alternative, or glamorous, or dapper, or whatever. I like to think that the people I like to shoot stand out without trying.
Andrej was sitting on the steps of the State Library, in amongst hundreds of other people. Standing out like a Maserati in a street of Fords. Like a celebrity.
I did a lot of yes/no in my head before I finally asked. What the hell. The worst that can happen is I get a, "No". I got a yes.
When I got home I read the paper and figured out why he stood out. He's world famous
Later that day he left for New York
Try googling 'Andrej Pejic'
This picture is #04 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