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tapha | by ant-o-rama
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stranger #110, after spending some time at the city square taking photos of people standing up for their rights, i headed towards the mall to see who i could see, i walked past tapha who was sitting on a seat enjoying his coffee, i did a bit of a double take and backed up smiling, he said hey and i sat down, we chatted about the day, he was unaware of the demonstration taking place only a few hundred metres away, it made me wonder how many more people knew it was on, come to think of it, there was maybe a couple of hundred people in the square and that's not exactly 99% of the 5 million people who live in our fair city but i guess it has to start somewhere, but back to tapha, he is from france and is interested in doing some modelling or maybe even movies, like me, tapha was enjoying what had been a mild day and having had a tasty lunch at a nearby chinese restaurant, he was enjoying the last of his coffee, he agreed to let me take some shots of him for my stranger project and asked me to email him some, i took a shot of him with my fisheye as i still had it on from shooting signs and then took a couple of him with my 85mm, the first one i showed him he said would've been nicer if he was smiling, i offered to take another, so this is tapha smiling, it started to rain so we said goodbye and headed off in different directions, thanks for the chat tapha, i hope you didn't get too wet and good luck with the modelling :) this shot was inspired by the amazing 100 Strangers group


this is my second go at 100 strangers, see my other 100 here

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Taken on October 15, 2011