I've tried to shoot at federation square before but I've made the mistake of getting that god awful architecture in the background. It's a nice spot and there are plenty of people that go there to chill or use it as a rendezvous location. This strangers was one of those, she had a spot on the stairs and was waiting for her friend who was running terribly late. I believe the two of them where from Yorkshire in England and are over here backpacking down the east coast of Australia.
I told her about 100 strangers for a while, she seemed fairly interested. But couldn't get over my voice. She was convinced that I had an accent from somewhere and suggested perhaps Germany. I took some photos near the beginning of our encounter but having spotted this one and the one after, which was similar but with her eyes closed in a smile, I decided that I had what I wanted and stopped shooting.
We chatted for a fair while, and she told me about how in Kuala Lumpur she'd been approached by a few people who wanted to take her picture. But, as if she was a celebrity or something, they wanted to be in the picture with her. So they'd get a friend or a passer by to take a photo of them and her standing together. Eventually my knees got tired and I thanked her and headed off, saying I hoped her friend arrived soon. She said he'll be getting a punch when he does.
This is the sixty eigth portrait of my attempt at the 100 strangers project.