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Stranger 3 - Rumyana | by Victor Semionov
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Stranger 3 - Rumyana

Another beautiful young Bulgarian woman.


For the last couple of days I was looking for new people to photograph, but I had no luck. Today was a nice bright sunny day and I took a walk in the city. I encountered Rumyana on my way to a spot where I hoped to find a model. She was walking in my direction when I greeted her, briefly described what I'm doing and asked her to pose for me for a couple of minutes. She smiled and kindly agreed, so I asked her to stand on a nicely lit spot with a good plain background, which I had spotted just seconds earlier. Rumyana seemed very relaxed and I had a good feeling about the photos even before taking them. While paying too much attention to the framing, I was not very careful about her pose and expression. Luckily for me, her expression was very nice. She had a very nice smile, and I wanted to take another picture or two, but the next ones were not posed well (entirely my fault). I felt I was close to reaching Rumyana's patience limit, so instead of pushing it further, I decided to stop with what we already had (which I liked a lot). I had already asked Rumyana for some of her time, so I was hesitant about asking too many questions about her, but it turned out that we live in the same area. I hope she will agree to pose for me again.


This picture is #3 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 March 2, 2015