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Triptychs of Strangers #2: The Leg-Stretcher, Paris

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About this shot
Near eiffel tower: I was looking for bridge to cross the Seine.
As I found a place I was wondering about the spot: "Damn, this place looks familiar. From a movie maybe?"

I noticed two runners and stopping taking pictures of themselves. I thought that this would be a good moment so give an idea a try - simply because they were taking pictures anyway.

We talked and it was quite interesting. I found out what movie took place here. It is for sure one of my favorite movies and probably yours too during the last years.

Do you remember the place somehow?

The conversation was - to me - somehow magical and in a way crucial to my short trip. It's by far the longest stranger related chat I had, about 30 minutes on the trip ...

About this stranger
His name is Ed, 32 years old. He lives in Westport Connecticut and is as we can see a passionate runner. His parents are from the Philippines, he was born and raised in the US.

He's happily married to a chinese woman (therefore obviously straight) and proud father of a child "that is supposed to be so huge, according to all the stuff that needs to be filled in that mouth".

He works as a computer programmer software architect ("this sounds better"). Ed loves to share his favorite things to others: ♫ Josh Ritter - Temptation of Adam
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Brief statistics about my strangers run
- Number of strangers I asked: 18
- Number of strangers who said no: 1
- Number of strangers who had no time and kept walking: 4
- Number of strangers who agreed in total: 13

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  1. Dead Betty 51 months ago | reply

    Well he may be straight but at least he was fine with getting a picture of his crotch taken. Bravo, keep this coming I love them. I also want to remind you that I will be totally stealing this idea at some point. But I probably will just shoot people I know in the crotch. :)

  2. MdKiStLeR 51 months ago | reply

    Another great result for this series. Captivating stuff!

  3. SoupDoggyDog (offline) [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    ineterssante Geschichte und ein sehr gelungenes Portrait, mir gefällt die Idee mit den drei Teilen, auch hier wieder super umgesetzt, besonders auf dem untersten, wo nur der eine Fuß zu sehen ist

  4. Photoelectrique [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    Hehe, sieht wieder sehr funny aus, diese Art von Portraits sind echt originell!
    Auch eine gute Idee den Fotoapparat nicht nur auf die gängigen Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt zu halten!
    Schönen Tag noch!

  5. [~Bryan~] 51 months ago | reply

    another great one, very inspiring, I have to try this.

  6. Laine Apine 50 months ago | reply

    you talked to him!
    and the statistics makes me want to try this sometime soon.

    Cool shot despite the rain.
    no, I do not think cool is the word that fits, but I think you get the idea ;)

    I absolutely love your strangers series and can't wait for the next one to come out like I wait for new episodes of my favorite TV series every week.

  7. s4mr [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

    the stats are so interesting. i love reading about all your photographs. great work as always!

  8. Fotoristin - blick.kontakt 50 months ago | reply

    einfach fantastisch, die idee, die umsetzung fotografisch wie redaktionell, wunderbar, mehr davon!!

  9. _Shutter Butter_ 50 months ago | reply

    uve raised this stranger projectto nother level. I am def going to follow your work. thoroughly inspiring.

  10. infinitewhite 50 months ago | reply

    Interesting story, and great composition.

  11. kurtgrüng 50 months ago | reply

    Amazing details! You need to make a book like this I'd buy it...

  12. sidpixel 46 months ago | reply

    Wow, I really like your original creative approach here which, together with the superb technical execution, is very impressive indeed. Great concept, great control, great image - superb work, well done Adde.

  13. Lilla~Rose_thanks for 2 million views 46 months ago | reply

    I have only just started my 100 strangers tho I have a lot of people shots before...and I love multiple shot work-=these are fantastic especially with the stories and statistics

  14. Marco Battistutta 44 months ago | reply

    Stunning series, I would make all of them favorites....
    It adds what photo rarely have: tells a story, depicts more than one detail!!

  15. the_llamastar 38 months ago | reply

    I love your work, man! :) You have yourself a fan! Keep up the amazing work!

  16. _risch 32 months ago | reply

    What was the film? Amazing photography btw! I lvoe this series!

  17. gutSa! 26 months ago | reply

    Great project with nice pictures! keep up!

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