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Artist : Stranger 2/100 | by mcbarry3
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Artist : Stranger 2/100

I met Mehran when he very politely asked me if I wouldn't mind watching his laptop while he slipped outside to have a smoke. I immediately wanted to ask him to shoot but he was already gone and I thought I'd be falling down on the job if I followed him outside. So, I hung out for a bit and when he got back struck up a conversation. I quickly got to the project and asked him. He said 'Yeah, cool - how about in a little bit?'... to which I thought 'Okay, my first rejection as part of this project'.

 

But he really did mean a little while and reminded me after some time. We wandered outside and I tried framing him against the windows behind him and to take advantage of the lines in the building siding to add some dimensionality.

 

Mehran is an accomplished and multi-media artist and it was fun to hear about his projects and upcoming show down in Venice Beach.

 

This picture is #2 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 January 2, 2012