This stranger was wonderful. I was walking through the Hay street mall in Perth city and her vibrant red headscarf caught my attention from across the walkway. I quickly walked over to her before she passed by me. When I asked for her photo she initially accepted and then paused and asked what it was for. Once I explained she was quite happy to take part. We chatted a little as I snapped away and she told me that she was in the city looking after her young sister who was out with some friends.
In my last shot the patches of light coming through the trees fell favorably on her. When I showed her the photo and she was overjoyed by how it turned out. She asked for a copy but I didn't have my usual notebook and pen with me so I ended up scribbling down the url on the back of a receipt from my wallet. I really hope it wasn't an embarrassing purchase.
This is the fortieth portrait of my attempt at the 100 strangers project.