Stranger 69/100 - Stephen

I approached Stephen on the patio at Wonderland Ballroom today during our DC Social Flickr Meet-up. From where I was standing I just liked the way he was wearing his hood up and thought he'd probably make a great subject. It wasn't until I sat down and introduced myself did I notice his amazing eyes. He assured me they aren't contacts, but naturally gray.


Stephen is originally from Leeds, England but came to the States about 12 years ago where he admitted it was quite an adjustment. He now happily resides in DC and works as an IT Specialist. He and his friends were super friendly and this photo might end up being one of my favorites of the series. Thanks, Stephen!

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  • Matt Steenhoek 6y

    just going to guess here but I bet he see's dead people.

    very cool shot.
  • 6y

    I'd love to see this bigger and get a look at those eyes...
  • Louisa Billeter 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Human Faces: Fascinating Just the Way We Are, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Yulia Gorbachenko 6y

    I adore it. His eyes - can't forget.
  • Adrienne539 6y

    Wow---Those eyes could probably get anything they wanted. Great portrait Jim
  • FelicianoJ 5y

    Incredible portrait - those eyes are scary good
  • dcstreets 5y

    Ah, so this is the story behind this picture...
  • Jim Darling 5y

    Ah-ha! That's right, Bill. Glad you found your way to the original post.
  • Jill G 4y

    great bokeh! I love the one in the comments too :D
  • Fairy_Nuff 4y

    Amazing portrait. My fave from today's Flickr blog.
  • bysleightofhand1 4y

    Completely stunning. Congrats on the blog - well deserved!
  • Busy Bea Knits 4y

    The eyes are killer gorgeous...great close-up. Perfect stranger.
  • PatCoriPix 4y

    The picture is tecnically beautiful, but wow if it tells a story!!!!
  • DarkAngelDay 4y


  • tonp 4y

    Great shot it's all in the eyes.
  • no0o0ohr 666 4y

    wooooooooooooow amazing
  • David Ruiz Luna 4y

    magnificent portrait
  • nikonmadi 4y

  • Wong ChewHu 4y

    WOW! Awesome! Love this.
  • Evi Kimaira 3y

    I joined flickr some time before, but not used the functions for long time.
    This photo was the first one which touched me in a way that I had the urge that I must 'fav' it. Now, after few months, it still gives me a good feeling when I look at it.
    Thank you for this photo.
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Taken on March 22, 2009
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