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Stranger #149- Nikki

We had all stopped at “The Hub” in Newtown’s centre and our interest had gone straight to a photographer that had set up a photo booth and was taking free shots of anyone who was interested. Evan was chatting to Tawfik when I I noticed a tall young woman also checking out his set up. She looked vaguely familiar and so I decide to have a chat without the intention of asking for a photo.

 

Nikki was very friendly and talkative and as we discussed Twafik's set up and she mentioned that she does photography also and held up her iPhone to indicate her weapon of choice. It then dawned on me that I had seen her in Newtown a few weeks back taking photos with her phone of all sorts of odd things as she walked along the main street.

 

She asked about my camera and that’s when I took the opportunity to ask her to participate in the project. She agreed immediately and we moved slightly off to the side to take a few frames.Nikki was very animated and we both had a lot of fun when taking the shots. Actually getting her to not smile was not easy.

 

We chatted some more and she told me she loves living in Newtown and that she works as a Surface Designer and also teaches Design. She also has an interesting photo blog on tumblr called allygrrrl [hearts]

 

Nikki had a positive vibe about her which made our time together enjoyable. We exchanged cards and she headed off to meet her boyfriend.

 

Thanks for being part of the 100 Strangers Project I a great time taking your portrait.

 

The shot I’ve posted is an unusual for my stranger stream, but I just couldn’t go past it as it really shows Nikki’s fun personality.

 

This picture is #149 in my 2nd round of The100 Strangers Project.

You can see my 1st 100 Strangers Set here

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 May 19, 2012