About this Project

Hi there, my name is David Weir. By day I'm usually designing pretty pixels for Ludomade here in Los Angeles, but in my spare time I enjoy taking photographs.

This project is an attempt to step out of my comfort zone and into a new level of portrait photography: by taking 100 portraits of people I have never met.

I am in no way a professional photographer, but I hope that this project will help develop my photojournalistic skills further and provide some stories into to the life's of these strangers.

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Feel free to comment, like and share these images so everyone can have there say about how I am going and what they think about the strangers I've met.

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<b>Stranger #42 – Al</b>

Stranger #42 – Al

It has been a little while since my last stranger encounter, but with the constant emails and …

<b>Stranger #41 – Trevor</b>

Stranger #41 – Trevor

It was yet another great day in Santa Monica and I was keen to find another Stranger. …

<b>Stranger #40 – Vladimir</b>

Stranger #40 – Vladimir

It’s been a while since my last Stranger post and a lot has been happening in that …

<b>Stranger #39 – Milanka</b>

Stranger #39 – Milanka

The weather prediction was fine and sunny, I was on a weeks holiday from work and I …

<b>Stranger #38 – Halcyon</b>

Stranger #38 – Halcyon

After completing the shoot with my previous stranger Mitch, it was Halcyon’s turn to be in-front of …

<b>Stranger #37 – Mitch</b>

Stranger #37 – Mitch

On what was a fairly chilly day in Melbourne I ventured down to the Southbank promenade along …

<b>Stranger #36 – Nick</b>

Stranger #36 – Nick

After what was a very successful first Melbourne Meetup with my fellow Flickr members all those months …

<b>Stranger #35 – Mavis</b>

Stranger #35 – Mavis

We were coming to the end of the day in our very successful Melbourne Flickr Group Meet-up …

<b>Stranger #34 – James</b>

Stranger #34 – James

After bustling my way through the crowd to find my previous stranger David, I went back into …

<b>Stranger #33 – David</b>

Stranger #33 – David

After some success in finding strangers within Melbourne’s popular Degraves Lane the Melbourne Meet-up group went across …

<b>Stranger #32 – Daniel</b>

Stranger #32 – Daniel

After successfully photographing my first two strangers of the day in the Melbourne Meet-up I was ready …

<b>Stranger #31 – Sophie</b>

Stranger #31 – Sophie

As mentioned in my previous post, my encounter with Lloyd was twice as good as normal as …

<b>Stranger #30 – Lloyd</b>

Stranger #30 – Lloyd

One of the great things about the 100 Strangers Flickr group is its community aspect, with everyone …

<b>Stranger #29 – Michael</b>

Stranger #29 – Michael

My next stranger profile is of a man whom I can learn a lot from in the …

<b>Stranger #28 – Tim</b>

Stranger #28 – Tim

It had been a successful day shooting strangers in Melbourne’s CBD with Trish, Rebecca and Johnny (#25–#27) already …

<b>Stranger #27 – Johnny</b>

Stranger #27 – Johnny

Without further ado I’m going to introduce you to my 27th stranger in a classic Jack Nicholson …

<b>Stranger #26 – Rebecca</b>

Stranger #26 – Rebecca

After sucessfully making it through to the quarter-mark stage of this project with my portrait of Trish, …

<b>Stranger #25 – Trish</b>

Stranger #25 – Trish

My latest stranger marks an important milestone in the project, bringing up the quarter-way point of this …

<b>Stranger #24 – George</b>

Stranger #24 – George

My next stranger is someone I had first seen in the streets of Melbourne a few months …

<b>Stranger #23 – Amy</b>

Stranger #23 – Amy

23 is a number that has been famously linked to many people over the years including sporting …

<b>Stranger #22 – Dorothy</b>

Stranger #22 – Dorothy

After barely even finishing with my previous stranger Santos, I spotted a young woman crossing the street towards …

<b>Stranger #21 – Santos</b>

Stranger #21 – Santos

Continuing on from James’s story (Stranger #20) I had literally walked 10 steps before discovering my new …

<b>Stranger #20 – James</b>

Stranger #20 – James

Whilst it has been a little while since my last Stranger post, fear not as I have …

<b>Stranger #19 – Josina</b>

Stranger #19 – Josina

As mentioned in my previous stranger story with Julia, I was lucky enough to get two new …

<b>Stranger #18 – Julia</b>

Stranger #18 – Julia

I’ve noticed in this project so far that finding strangers often comes in surges, I can go …

<b>Stranger #17 – Pascal</b>

Stranger #17 – Pascal

Whilst browsing the streets for strangers on another warm Melbourne day I had remembered seeing a unique …

<b>Stranger #16 – Taleisha</b>

Stranger #16 – Taleisha

After a few weeks off this project due to a busy work schedule and some very wet …

<b>Stranger #15 – Nicole</b>

Stranger #15 – Nicole

Normally I dont go on the lookout for a particular gender of my next strangers but after …

<b>Stranger #14 – Benny</b>

Stranger #14 – Benny

So after spending 3 months in Los Angeles for work I was finally back on home soil …

<b>Stranger #13 – C.T</b>

Stranger #13 – C.T

After thinking Walter would probably be the last stranger I would shoot during my time in the …

<b>Stranger #12 – Walter</b>

Stranger #12 – Walter

I was lucky enough to have started this project in a country away from my own and …

<b>Stranger #11 – Nick</b>

Stranger #11 – Nick

I had just finished shooting Aike, my stranger #10, when only a few metres down the road …

<b>Stranger #10 – Aike</b>

Stranger #10 – Aike

Today I took a drive to West Hollywood to explore Ted’s Camera Store and look at some …

<b>Stranger #09 – Shannon</b>

Stranger #09 – Shannon

One thing I’ve noticed about Los Angeles, is that fedora hats are very popular. Maybe it was …

<b>Stranger #08 – Kevin Lee Light</b>

Stranger #08 – Kevin Lee Light

The next stranger in my project is someone who, little be-known to me at the time is …

<b>Stranger #07 – Somonica</b>

Stranger #07 – Somonica

Santa Monica’s 3rd St Promenade has been a great place to start my 100 Strangers project. Not …

<b>Stranger #06 – Charles</b>

Stranger #06 – Charles

Introducing Charles – my sixth stranger. Charles is a man I have now seen many times since …

<b>Stranger #05 – Meena</b>

Stranger #05 – Meena

Ever since I was a kid the number five has always been my favourite. In all the …

<b>Stranger #04 – Jason</b>

Stranger #04 – Jason

The next stranger in my series is someone who I’ve seen perform now many times in the …

<b>Stranger #03 – Emma</b>

Stranger #03 – Emma

It was two from two ‘yes’ replies in my Strangers project so far and my confidence was …

<b>Stranger #02 – Mallory</b>

Stranger #02 – Mallory

After getting the very nervous first stranger portrait out of the way thanks to Kara I was …

<b>Stranger #01 – Kara</b>

Stranger #01 – Kara

“Everything is easier once you’ve already started; it’s just that getting started is the hardest part…” This …