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Sarah #269 alternate shot, Brick Lane, London | by The Urban Scot
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Sarah #269 alternate shot, Brick Lane, London

I really struggled to choose my favourite image between this one and the one I posted in my 100 Strangers group so had to include this in the comments!


I had arranged through my facebook blog and the flickr group to meet a few other shooters both from the fickr group and a few who contacted me through my FB page on Saturday to make street portraits, initially it was a slow start for me as I had a group of lovely people with me who spoke very little English and I had a great opportunity to find people for them to photograph and help develop their confidence in people photography.


As soon as I met back up with Colin and a few 100 Stranger photographers in Brick Lane I was able to leap back out on my own and do what I enjoy best.


I immediately approached this girl just loving her face and eyes and there was a wall with some amazing graffiti on it that I figured would be a fun background. So I explained myself and requested a portrait and...she said she wasn't keen......argh - this does occasionally happen!! Rather than give up I worked hard to persuade her and within moments Sarah had agreed to the portrait, phew!


I flipped a reflector out, worked on a few poses with the wall and we went to work. During the shot we had a lovely chat and she was telling me about where she lives in the South of Germany - I forgot exactly where. Sarah is an au pair who is spending 4 weeks over here working. She seemed really nice and has since been in touch through my UrbanScot page to say that she went home and check out my portraits (and was pleased with what she saw) so was looking forward to her shot, she also admitted that she did actually enjoy having her picture taken - the lesson is always persevere when you want to make a street portrait.


Thanks Sarah, I hope you like these two images and I will email you another one as well.



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Shot 269 in my 100 strangers project - find out more in the100 Strangers Flickr Group page on Flickr.


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Taken on August 17, 2013