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 #27 – Johnny</b>

Stranger #27 – Johnny

Without further ado I’m going to introduce you to my 27th stranger in a classic Jack Nicholson phrase from the film The Shining… “Heeeeres JOHNNY!!!”

I’d been wandering the streets of Melbourne’s CBD searching for a nice backdrop for my next stranger portrait before Johnny and his friend Kenneth stood alongside me at the pedestrian crossing. His glasses and overall style immediately grabbed my attention, so as we crossed the street together I asked if I could photograph him. Without hesitation he agreed and I quickly searched for the nearest clear background and shaded area to take his portrait. The sun was quite harsh at the time, but luckily for a brief minute or two a big cloud rolled on by in-front of the sun, providing us with mother natures version of a softbox while I snapped away.

Johnny is a Hair Stylist from Hong Kong and was on an extended holiday in Australia with his friend Kenneth. As Johnny did not speak too much English, Kenneth became the translator and we were having a three-way conversation whilst I tried to get some details about himself. They have travelled to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne so far, with Melbournes art’s culture and more relaxed vibe making it their favourite destination so far.

Kenneth also revealed that Johnny is always being asked to be photographed as he is generally dressed in something far more extravagant than he was wearing on this day. Even without trying to be stylish it seems Johnny cant escape the photographers 🙂

So thank you Johnny and Kenneth for being apart of the project, I hope this moment will be an extra memory you both can keep from your visit to Australia.

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This picture is #27 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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