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Stranger 10/100 – Alex | by Dan Russell-Pinson
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Stranger 10/100 – Alex

Stranger 10/100 – Alex

 

After I asked this young woman if I could take her portrait for a project, she smiled and playfully replied "Well, it depends on what kind of project it is." Upon learing about the 100 Strangers Project, she agreed right away.

 

Meet Alex.

 

Alex moved to Charlotte six months ago from Detroit, and she works for an insurance company. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking and spending time with her dog named "Moose".

 

Her advice to her younger self is to "live life from the vantage point of your deathbed." In other words, live your life in such a way that you have no regrets when it's over. She explained that her move from Detroit to Charlotte was in keeping with this philosophy.

 

Alex is very outgoing and was a joy to photograph. There were so many great shots, but I chose this one because I feel it best represents her.

 

Nice to meet you Alex, and I hope you continue to enjoy your life in Charlotte. Thanks for being part of my 100 Strangers Project.

 

Technical Notes: It was a cloudy day, so the light wasn't too harsh. A reflector could have helped fill the shadows on her left side however, I've decided to keep things simple and leave the reflector at home for the time being. I want to get more experience before I add another distraction to the process.

 

This picture is #10 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

 

This photo also appears in The Human Family Page

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Taken on October 12, 2017