Santa Monica’s 3rd St Promenade has been a great place to start my 100 Strangers project. Not only are there lots of people around all the time, but it also allows me to easily get a refreshment in this constant warm summer weather in Los Angeles 🙂
Part of the goodness of the Promenade is its overall management and friendly staff, and thats where Somonica – Stranger #07 is introduced.
Somonica works as a Downtown Ambassador in Santa Monica. She is one of a large team of ambassadors that help you when you have a question about the busy promenade. If you want to know where the best burgers are, where you can find that special brand of clothing, or help finding your lost car in the multi-level carparks – Somonica and the team are the people to ask.
Now approaching Somonica was actually quite easy. She was very close by when I was shooting Charles (Stranger #6) and was very interested in what was going on. After asking her if she would like to be apart of the project she gave a big Santa Monica smile and said “sure thing, what do you want me to do?”. After a few quick shots I was getting some hrsh shadows from the midday sun, so we quickly moved over into some shade and got the shot. After a review and approval by the client herself, I gave her my moo card and was on my way again.
Thank you Somonica for having such a positive attitude towards the project and I hope you enjoy this photo.