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Stranger 056/100 | by KathleenYago
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Stranger 056/100

Matt is #056 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.


My husband, our dog and I are driving cross country to the East Coast and back again. We are searching for a new place to live someday. Our first stop on our road trip is the lovely Hood River, Oregon. This is where we met Matt. Just off of one of the main streets in downtown Hood River was a small silver trailer where fresh fruit juices and smoothies were being made. Its called Juice Bros. Matt is one of the owners. The juices were delicious! While we were waiting in line, we asked another customer what her thoughts were on living in Hood River. Matt joined in with his opinions. Matt is originally from Massachusetts and has lived up and down the west coast in his adulthood. He has been in Hood River for five years. He hinted that he wished there was more nightlife for a single guy and that everyone in town seemed to know everyone else. But overall he really loved it in Hood River.


I appreciated his time and said good bye (we actually rain in to him later that night!). Matt was leaning out of the juice trailer in mid-day light so he was squinting but shadows were avoidable. But now I can't remember what else was going through my mind about taking the photograph.


For more narrative about our exploration of Hood River, read: Exploring Hood River, Oregon.

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Taken on August 7, 2012