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Ed is Stranger #30

To some my 30th stranger needs no introduction, if you dont recognize him, he is Ed Begley Jr.

He has been in countless movies and TV shows, my personal favorite being Stan Sitwell from Arrested Development. ANYWAYS... here is how my short conversation with Ed Went.

Ed was about 10 minutes away from going onstage to speak about sustainable living. Nobody was talking to him, so I walked right up and said "Hello Ed?" He turned around with a smile and said "Hi" I said "My name is Lydia *extends hand for handshake and he shakes my hand, holding it sweetly while I finished*" he said "Hello Lydia" i said " I am doing a project called 100 strangers, where I take portraits of 100 strangers and I was wondering, would you mind if I took your picture" he smiled and said "Yes, go ahead Lydia" and released my hand. I took two pictures, this one is straight from the camera. I told him Thank you and it was nice to meet him, and he said it was nice to meet me too. He has such a loving sweet energy about him. So nice.

Here I am at stranger #30, it just keeps getting easier.


"This picture is #30 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at


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Taken on June 5, 2011