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Stranger 69/100 | by ArnabKGhosal
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Stranger 69/100

I decided to head out into London this afternoon with the aim of getting some Stranger shots. I usually do this with some friends but today I was on my own and remembered how much harder it is when you are on your own.


I had seen this green background on Berwick street and have wanted to use this background for quite some time. In fact, I know it has been used before. I had decided that I wanted someone with green eyes and maybe blond or ginger hair as I thought this would go well with background. In fact I did find someone with all of that and a green scarf. Fortunately she declined because otherwise I wouldn't have met Jordon.


I was about to call it a day not having had any strangers when I saw Jordon walking around with a girl. No prizes for guessing why I asked him, he was perfect. He kindly agreed to a portrait against the green background.


There was an alleyway opposite this backdrop which was letting some lovely late afternoon light and so I positioned him accordingly and proceeded to take a few shots. This was the final shot I took of him and was pleased with the outcome.


Jordon, is an actor and studied in Essex. Although he isn't a model, he has done some for his friends and it shows.


On a separate note, I know that 100 strangers project is about learning about the person as well and I still am terrible at that part of the project. I thought of so many things that I wanted to ask him afterwards (typical!!!).


Thanks Jordon for being a part of the project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the


100 Strangers Flickr Group Page


Connect with me on my facebook page: Shooting the Streets


As always any critique welcome.




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Taken on February 27, 2014