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Stranger 15/100 | by ArnabKGhosal
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Stranger 15/100

During our 100 strangers meet up, I mentioned that I did not have many portraits of ladies. Barbara had the opposite in that she hadn't got many pictures of guys. So the guys in the group challenged us to put this right and were a great help.


Colin (aka Bomvu) was brilliant in that he held me to account. The first lady I approached was on her way to work and so kindly rejected my offer. By the time I saw Ivane and her friend Julie in Spitalfields market, Colin saw me hesitating and said something to the effect, "you know you have to". That was all I needed, I explained the project to them and they both agreed to having a few shots taken.


This was the first time I had used a reflector (thanks Colin), and this was the final shot. Ivane is from France and has Mauritian blood in her (I can't remember whether it was her mother or father). Both her and Julie work in a bar near the area.


This is stranger no 15 in my project, thank you Ivane for being a part of it. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the


100 Strangers Flickr Group Page




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Taken on August 18, 2013