Eric (#168)

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    I had almost an hour's time until my train left. From the main station I walked a block or two and then positioned myself on a corner. I need to move when I'm looking out for strangers, but this time, I chose to just watch the crowds pass me by, even though it was chilly cold.

    Once again, it showed that standing still doesn't work for me. No strangers, only cold feet.

    I packed up and was about to leave, when suddenly Eric came along. I stopped him and he politely took off his hood. He agreed to the photo and smiled a little unsure when I asked him to put the hood back on.

    Eric is a student of information technology. I may have portrayed him a lot darker than he is, but this was the mood I got out of Mannheim (which I did enjoy, btw) and since Eric did seem very calm and serious, I chose to go for it.

    Thank you, Eric!


    You can find my original set of 100 Strangers here.

    The ongoing series of 100 Strangers and Beyond can be seen here.

    Find out more about the project at the group page 100 Strangers.

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    1. ChrisJohnston82 85 months ago | reply

      Great portrait!

    2. gis_00 85 months ago | reply

      oh, this is lovely and the hood frames him well.

    3. zubrow 85 months ago | reply

      Wow, wow wow, woooooooooooooooooooow ! Awesome portrait Al! The tones are just perfect! And this gaze! Instant favorite :)

    4. Exhilerate 85 months ago | reply

      Very nice job. He looks great here!

    5. lisa ♡ 85 months ago | reply

      wonderful shot.

    6. Bob's kid Erik 85 months ago | reply

      Great portrait! I really like the detail and framing.

    7. markus.huck 85 months ago | reply

      Thank you Al and Erik for this portrait

    8. endurable pail [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Very nice

    9. Carmela J 85 months ago | reply

      Excellent portrait! I love the tones and mood of this picture.

    10. Inkweaverr 85 months ago | reply

      Amazing portrait! :D

    11. Patrick Kearns 85 months ago | reply

      Wow, great shot.

    12. Con Hammond 85 months ago | reply

      Love this photo! and the whole idea of taking pictures of strangers and finding out their background and their general story. If you have any tips or anything i would love to hear them :)

    13. Sudha P Rao 85 months ago | reply

      I luv this portrait! The light is gorgeous! well done!

    14. haggisandchips 85 months ago | reply

      Cracking shot - love the deep shadows in the hood and even if it doesn't quite get to the essence of Eric (by your own description) it's a very effective shot nonetheless!

    15. kwiat 85 months ago | reply

      Sehr cooles Portrait!

    16. PicturesfromtheInside 85 months ago | reply

      Die Kapuze ist das i-Tüpfelchen!

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