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Jameel, Highcross - Leicester 20/100

I went out to Leicester today with my brother drmaccon to kick start his new 100 strangers project.

 

In keeping with the spirit of learning I decided to use flash today, having never shot with flash before and decided that all the shots I took this afternoon would use the SB600 I got for Christmas.

 

I've also been reading a lot of books and blogs (or at least looking at the pictures) and taking inspiration from others that I want to begin using to extend my own work. One of my favourite blogs is Danny Santos and I have really enjoyed his Orchard Road portraits and the close framing he used - this was another idea I wanted to try out for a mini-series within my strangers project.

 

Shortly after arriving, and whilst still setting up my iso/flash comp etc I met Jameel. I liked his glasses - the dark tints, the dark hair and the dark jacket so asked him to be part of the project. He was very cool with it although I only took two shots before he was off again (moo card in hand).

 

This is the 20th portrait in my 100 Strangers Project round 2.

Find out more and get involved at www.100Strangers.com

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Taken on January 6, 2012