I’ve been meeting a lot of strangers lately. Sometime last year, I resolved to push myself, to venture beyond my comfort zone and turn my camera towards people more often. Over the last few months, I’ve done just that – approaching these strangers and asking for their portraits. I’ve done this sometimes in the company of friends and sometimes alone. I’m still perfecting my “ask” but so far each encounter has been incredibly rewarding. Time and time again I’ve been amazed at their generosity. They have indulged me, even when it was apparent that I didn’t know what I was doing.
THANK YOU to the man working in the lighthouse, one of the first people I spoke to on my solo trip to Maine. He looked at me with a mixture of curiosity and mild amusement.
Oh these are beautiful. You really captured each person’s spirit. I want to be able to take stranger portraits but haven’t worked up the gumption. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks, Lucy. Going on a photowalk with other photographers helps a lot with courage 🙂
I do so love your portraits. There is always something of the essence of the person. And so impressed with your braveness. Kudos. x
Thanks so much, Kirstin <3
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