I was working in the studio when I noticed a young woman outside taking photos. I left the studio and introduced myself. Janin is a photographer who presently works in Nashville. She was back home visiting family and decided to take a break and photograph the old part of town. Over the past decade or so she has faithfully documented the changes, both good and bad in the area.
I invited her into Studio d'Xavier and we talked art and photography for a while. Janin earned her degree in photography and had quite a wealth of knowlege to graciously offer a photographic philistine like myself. I offered her a brew and soaked up her thoughts as I showed her around the studio.
When I asked her to participate in the Red Sofa Chronicles, I also introduced her to 100 Strangers. Janin participates on flickr, but has always been shy about approaching strangers for photographs. I encouraged her to join the 100 Strangers group. Then I agreed to be her first stranger to get her started. I'm looking forward to seeing your second stranger Janin! Thank you for being Stranger #153 in my 100 Strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the flickr group page.
The 100 Strangers website can be found at 100strangers.com/
Strobist: AB1600 with 60X30 softbox camera right. AB800 with Softlighter II camera left. Triggered by Cybersync.