I first met Nadiah on the last day of the Ramadan fasting month. We got chatting and I later found out she was the sister of this other person I know. How small is this city! Nadiah is a journalist for a local news agency and she is awesome company. This photograph was taken on our second meet. We had met up to discuss Afrikaans music and its ties to Malay music. We were parting ways on the sidewalk when I asked her to delight me with this portrait.
My project of public portraits. I've given myself a project of photographing different people from all walks of life. The project requires me to get a little information about what they do or why they were there. Its a little inquisition to the people I share my environment with. The numeral preceding the title indicates the photograph number in the sequence.
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