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Stranger #11 - Nemo | by ChristianL87
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Stranger #11 - Nemo

I finally got a new stranger today after not going out for a while since I have two exams coming up next week. But today, there's a street festival in Munich, which meant mostly advertising of political parties, insurances and greenpeace-like organizations. Pretty boring... Maybe there will be more party in the evening and the stages could be used for more than just decoration. Well, I wandered around a bit and looked for strangers but no one really caught my eye. When I decided to go home, a police woman was walking towards me and her uniform really fit her. I went after her for quite a while both because I didn't dare to ask right away and because there was bright light everywhere and no shadows were close.

I am glad that I didn't just focus on her but kept looking around too, because someone incredible appeared :)

No need to guess why I approached her, right? Her name is Nemo (like the fish - her words!). She was talking to someone but I went in between and asked if I could take a picture for my project, to which she agreed instantly. But she added that he hadn't applied her fake (vampire) blood.

I did it at f1.4 this time and I am pretty happy with this result. This is one of the first ones at that aperture which the focus is (almost) perfect. I showed it to her and she was really happy about it. I also handed her my card, so hopefully she checks by. (Little advertising: Link to my Facebook Page)

After that, she asked if I had seen other zombies around because she was looking for her friends but lost them and her cell phone was dead.

The guy she was talking to in the beginning vanished pretty quickly by the way. I guess he was just someone random. I kept talking to her a bit about her friends and where she could possibly find them, but didn't ask any other information.

She was actually really nice and sweet. Approaching her, I expected a harsh negative response, so this was really a nice encounter after all. Wouldn't have thought so beforehand.


So, what do you think about the picture? I just love it! Especially since I searched for zombies in Munich some time ago. Now I ran into one :)


And as always, @Nemo: if you want the full resolution, just contact me however you like and I send you the copy. Thank you for letting me shoot this picture!


This picture is #11 in my 100 strangers 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 September 8, 2012