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Stranger 20/100 | by ArnabKGhosal
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Stranger 20/100

My friend and 100 stranger newbie, Katya_Photography, and I were sheltering from the pouring rain in Spitalfields market when I passed the "Camden Flowers" stall with some incredible head bands made of flowers all hanging in a row. The head bands were set up in such way that I thought it would make a great setting for a portrait. I had decided that I would not take pictures of shop owners/staff so I moved on. But then, I couldn't stop thinking about it and I felt that in this case I should break this rule.


Kat who works in the store was already standing there in almost the perfect position. I asked her for a portrait and she got all shy saying that she wasn't photogenic, but I persisted and she agreed.


My first few shots had more of the headbands in the frame but for some reason it didn't work. I then decided to move in closer and got this shot which I was happy with. I think the key for me in this portrait was to get Kat to relax. I managed to make her laugh (see picture in the comments) which came out soft and this was the final shot which I hope she likes.


Thank you Kat for being stranger no 20 in my project. 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 25, 2013