Stranger Portrait No. 45

As I walked around the city, I decided to give our local christmas fair a visit. There is a special stall there, where they sell a beverage called "Glühbier". Usually you drink "Glühwein" in germany in christmas time, which is basically wine with some special spices and served warm. So Glühbier would be something like hot beer, which I hadn't yet. On this mentioned stall, there was this young lady serving customers, and I thought, it might be a good idea to ask her, if I could take a photo of her inside of her stall. I waited until the customers left and told her about my project. She agreed, and I took this shot in front of the background filled with lighted candles.


Afterwards I asked her, what this "Glühbier" tastet like, since I was curious, because beer has to be cold and you can't even drink lukewarm beer. She told me, it was her first day and she didn't know yet, so I couldn't solve that mystery. I will probally give it a try one day, but I was there by car and didn't want to drink any alcohol.

  • Andy 3y

    Great portrait, love the candle bokeh. Glühwein sounds very much like what is called mulled wine in the UK, not my favourite taste but it's very popular!
  • Tom Dean. 3y

    Awesome as always, Chris.
  • Bildergucker2011 3y

    Das Portrait ist super, aber das Format total unpassend.

    Die Frage ist warum machst du es?
    Es sieht in 10x15 oder Square Format sicherlich besser aus!
  • Tom Brook 3y

    Great detail in those eyes and I like the bokeh in the background. Well done!
  • Ryan Samson 3y

    fascinating idea and nice portrait!
  • Wang Wang 22 3y

    Nice portrait! like the bokeh very much as well as the smiling :)
  • Tom 3y

    A very nice photo!
  • j meyersforeman 3y

    great portrait,
  • Gabriel Felip 3y

    Fascinating strangers, the ones you have found. Beautiful smile, great bokeh!
  • Prasanna Gururajan 3y

    beautiful smile...lovely shot
  • Haz 3y

    she seems to like you. lovely portrait.
  • Bruno Fontes 3y

    Amazing shot!
  • Loïc Brohard 3y

    Excellent portrait !!!
  • Adam Green 3y

    nice shot!
  • Riccardo Satta 3y

    You have a very nice series of portraits! I love that soft depth of field... great!
  • Tom 3y

    Chris...I think this is my favorite of your stranger portraits (so far). The warmth of light on her skin, the warm background, and the red scarf add to the genuine smile. And by the way; I think the new format is great. Keep it up!
  • Kevin Mitts 3y

    This is the best one so far, Chris.
  • Jessie Pennick 3y

    This is beautiful :D her eyes have such a twinkle in them and her smile is infectious :) great job, god i love your work.
  • karin gandini 11mo

    Hallo I would like to use your photo for free in a power point presentation about values. Is it possible?
  • David Bleloch 3mo

    What a great idea for a project, and superbly executed.
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Taken on November 30, 2011
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