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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<b>Stranger #26 – Rebecca</b>
<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, I was now off to find Stranger #26. Funnily enough this opportunity came only a few hundred steps further down the road, which is where I met Rebecca.

Whilst crossing the road and avoiding any large on-coming trams, Rebecca had come along and stood beside me as we waited to cross. She definetely caught my eye as her outfit was so brightly coloured I could not really miss her. The bright orange singlet top in combination with her fluro pink shorts and shoes immediately grabbed my attention and I knew I had to ask if she would like to be in the project.

So, before even reaching the other side of the crossing, I had convinced her into participating in the series and I quickly scoured the current location we were in for a suitable background. I had spotted a nice feature wall outside a restaurant which had some really intricate pattern designs – ‘bokehilicous‘ I thought to myself 🙂

I asked Rebecca to stand on a slight angle towards the camera as I was looking to try and get some perspective into the background as well. Luckily for me Rebecca was very happy to move around and do whatever shots I required. Before long I had the pictures I needed (well I thought I did), and I proceeded to get some details from her.

By day, Rebecca works as a Lawyer. I forgot at the time to ask what type of Law firm she worked in, which I should of in hindsight, as you never know when you’ll need a lawyer! Rebecca is originally from Perth but has been in Melbourne now for the last 12 years and was on her way into the city for coffee with some friends. She had decided to walk on this particularly lovely morning to avoid the congested traffic within the city. As well as defining the law during the week and sipping latte’s with friends on weekends, Rebecca also enjoys Pole Dancing – although she currently described herself as a ‘very frustrated pole dancer‘ due to an injured finger which has prevented her from dancing for a few weeks now.

Now normally after getting some photos and a few details from my strangers, that is it. But on this particular day it wasn’t the last time I was to see Rebecca, which was very convenient as I had forgotten earlier in the day to take a full length shot of her wonderfully bright attire. So I asked once again if I could get another shot and she was more than happy to help out. She went on to say how being apart of this project had made her morning ‘so much more exciting than normal‘ and was praising the speed at which I was able to get the photos done.

So Rebecca, a big thank you for being apart of this series. I’m glad our encounter added a small amount of excitement to your day and I wish you a speedy recovery on that finger thats been frustrating you so much. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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This picture is #26 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at 100Strangers.com or the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

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