Fund raising for profit
I love the contrasting black and white in this photo. In a few of my strangers I've got split backgrounds and I really enjoy how it's turned out. I've read that one of the important aspects of making a deeply interesting photo is having things going on left to right, top to bottom, and front to back. The contrast also kinda matches up with the conversation I had with this stranger. I don't really understand what she does, but she did try to explain it to me.
She's in Melbourne for her work, arrived a couple of days ago. Her line of work is fundraising. But when I asked who she does it for she clarified that she works for a for profit organisation. So I suppose she's a fundraising consultant. Or perhaps she puts on events and such. Either way she was quite pleasant and followed my directions well. I shot her from a few angles and tried to make the best use of the ample soft light streaming out of the storefront to the right of the photo.
This is the last day, and last hour of my 100 strangers. By 00:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time I will have posted my 100th stranger, so take the phone off the hook and lock the kids in their room so you can take part in the count down. I'll be making a book of my strangers and their stories, let me know if you want a copy. Details can be found in the descriptions of previous strangers.
This is the ninety seventh portrait of my attempt at the 100 strangers project.