Stranger 84/100 - Noor

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    Stranger 84/100 - Noor

    Our next stranger is from Holland and was in Charlotte visiting friends.

    Meet Noor.

    What advice would you give to your younger self? “Don’t be afraid. I was very afraid of things when I was younger. And I got to the point where… I did a lot of art school and theater, so I became less afraid of things.”

    What is your biggest challenge right now? “Don’t take things too serious. Just do it. Stop thinking about it so much.”

    Where do you want to be in ten years? ”I love to be in nature… a funny, cute little house. I would love to go back to just working your land you know… make food. It doesn’t have to be forever, but for a little bit I would love to do that.”

    If you could put a billboard up in Charlotte, what would it say? “I’m more a visual person, so I would put a picture up… a spouting volcano! {laughs}”

    How would your friends describe you? “I guess they would call me funny. {laughs} I don’t know!”

    What do you do in Holland? “I make clothing. So that’s what I do actually for fun.”

    Technical Notes: It was midday and the sun was extremely harsh. I directed Noor to a shaded walkway and had her face the bright park area behind me.

    This picture is #84 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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    1. Researching Media 5 months ago | reply

      A very effective background. Thanks for the helpful note on the light.

    2. Dan Russell-Pinson 5 months ago | reply

      Greg Myers Thanks Greg. This portrait has a slightly more "flat" look to it due to the way I oriented her. I tried 4 different locations in the immediate area, but they were all too harsh (hard shadows, etc.).

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