Johnny #42 of 100

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    This picture is #42 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

    Johnny is #42 of my 100 Strangers project. I first have to say that I have seen Johnny's portrait in the 100 Strangers group before. I saw him one day on the street and got a picture of the girl he was with, then like a week later I saw someone else in this group had taken a GREAT picture of him. Then today two weeks later I'm walking around, I look across the street and he is staring right at me. When I get across the street, he asks if I want to take his pic. Hell yes! So here it is.

    Tim Ronca, Sinu S Kumar, tM.., and 54 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. doitsunosensei 43 months ago | reply

      Love the focus and the "neutral" expression is just right here.
      A little bit of information about Johnny would have been nice.

    2. billthebutcher 43 months ago | reply

      Spectacular depth, colour emphasis and emotion in this shot.

    3. Bluey71 43 months ago | reply

      Great portrait and story - but I want to know what he is thinking. He was looking right at you and then asked you to take his picture. Look at his eyes - what is he thinking.

    4. truputis.Žalio 43 months ago | reply

      great portrait, I love reflections, flashes in his eyes and the tattoo is memorable too

    5. Reimi Gómez 43 months ago | reply

      Woow. I'm stunned to see this photographs 'cos it is great!! favs.

    6. Syre.O 43 months ago | reply

      This Foto makes me look longer than normal.
      I wish i could know the Story behind this Guy.

    7. NPTang 43 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a HIT from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **
      This is beautiful.

    8. Ballroompics 43 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a hit from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **

      Picture is certainly good on the technical side. It's a hit for me though because he is a unique subject.

      Curious. Did you inquire of him why he chose to be tattooed like this? Is there a story behind it?

    9. nick mataragas 43 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a hit (from the Hit, Miss or Maybe group) **

    10. espressoDOM 43 months ago | reply

      this is pretty darn awesome... love the details

      ** This was voted a HIT from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **

    11. kellyvanrita 43 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a HIT (from the Hit, Miss or Maybe group) **

    12. Hammonton Photography 43 months ago | reply

      what a fantastic portrait! i love this!
      great job

      ** This was voted a hit (from the Hit, Miss or Maybe group) **

      ps; he is such a fantastic and interesting subject!

    13. Rainfire Photography 43 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a hit from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **

      Sounds like an interesting project! I don't like to take portraits of strangers, simply because some people get a bit touchy when you point a camera at them. Especially a DSLR, most people dont seem to mind the small point and shoots so much :)

      I love this image! Very interesting subject, its framed well, great lighting and perfect DOF. Nice capture!

    14. Ted Thornton 43 months ago | reply


      The thing about this project is you ask the Stranger. You introduce yourself, tell them about the project and find out a little about them if they feel like it. I find about 90% of the people I ask are cool and don't mind it at all. Sneaking pictures of people does piss them off and you also get better pics when they are part of it. It takes you out of your comfort zone in the beginning asking for peoples portraits, but you learn to be to be comfortable asking and you can learn a lot about photography. It's definitely worth a try. The worst that can happen is they say "No" and you say have a good day!

    15. Reimi Gómez 43 months ago | reply

      Absolutely agree with you Ted. The people feel more comfortable when you ask if they are agree or disagree to be part of the project. 90%, well said, are cool and don't mind it. And one thing more to the people who want to make a project like this: don't be shy... hahah. It is one of the hardest moments, approaching to the people and asking.

    16. {Giuliana} 42 months ago | reply

      Amazing....just amazing!

    17. Chris L Crouch 38 months ago | reply

      too good. your portraits are on point. if you dont mind me asking, what camera and lens are you using for these

    18. Ted Thornton 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Yo! It's Chris. I use the 5D mark II and the 50mm 1.4 and the 85mm 1.2 On the top right of the page when you open a picture you will see this under the users profile pic: This photo was taken on July 25, 2011 using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Click the 5D mark ii and it gives all the info for each photo. The lens, aperture, shutter speed, ISO. I love checking out this info on photos I like.

    19. Chris L Crouch 38 months ago | reply

      yea i like to do that also but yours doesnt seem to have it. i figured it was either a 50 or 85 prime but i didnt know which one. i just didnt know which body. i have the 50 1.4 also and i love it im looking to upgrade to a mark II but money it tight lol. very good work.

    20. J C E P O N G 13 months ago | reply

      This is amazing! Love how you capture this.

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