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Stranger 75/100 - Julien | by Dan Russell-Pinson
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Stranger 75/100 - Julien

Stranger 75/100 - Julien

 

“Love one another and maintain.”

 

Meet Julien.

 

What are you doing uptown? “Just chilling before I go to work. I went to go like meditate for a second. I closed my eyes and enjoyed the sounds of nature.”

 

So do you meditate everyday? “I used to. I might get back to the swing of things.”

 

Meditation is one of those things that everybody aspires to do, but most people don’t. “Yeah. {laughs}. Most people don’t.”

 

What advice would you give to your younger self? “Stick to yourself.”

 

What is your biggest challenge right now? “Just getting back on the good foot. To get equilibrium.”

 

What are your goals? Where do you want to be in 10 years? “Maybe I’ll have sold a bunch of music. Have a good life. At least maybe I have my own house to share with my son.”

 

What kind of music do you make? “I do rap, rock and R&B. I even like some electro-funk kind of thing. I just work by myself. I write music… I’ve wrote like 320 records. Yeah, I wrote a lot of songs.”

 

“I’m not necessarily going for like a gimmick in music. I don’t want to be limited to doing one thing. I want to do all things. I want to be into like rock. I want to do R&B. I want to be in soul music. I want to be able to do rap music. I want to do different genres within rap music. I don’t want to only do one kind of thing. That’s boring and bland.”

 

If you could put a billboard up in Charlotte, what would it say? “Love one another and maintain.”

 

Technical Notes: We were under an overhang near the side entrance of a bank. Julien was lit from his left side and I used a reflector to even out the light on his face.

  

This picture is #75 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 April 5, 2018