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Stranger #96 - Stavroula

Stavroula & her friend were stopped quite abruptly by me as they were amongst a group of people walking in the opposite direction which meant I had to jump in the middle of them to get her attention. Thinking that I had immediately gotten off to a bad start I apologised for the startling her, but she wasn’t fazed at all.

In fact, after going through my blurb she couldn’t wait to have her portrait taken and then promptly warned me that she was a massive Ham in front of cameras.

So off we went chasing the shade in a small lane way & took lots & lots of varied shots. If you’re wondering if she “hammed it up” well I guess the portrait that I have chosen says it all.

Stavroula is of Greek descent, as you may have already guessed and is currently working for an animation company.

I loved her quirky & unique dress style which was also reflected in her upbeat & outgoing personality. We parted ways both feeling happy with the encounter.


Thanks for being part of my Strangers Project & I hope you like your portrait.


This picture is #96 in my 100 Strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page


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Taken on February 4, 2012