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 #31 – Sophie</b>

Stranger #31 – Sophie

As mentioned in my previous post, my encounter with Lloyd was twice as good as normal as he happened to walking with his equally interesting looking friend Sophie – Stranger #31 in my series.

Sophie had travelled to Melbourne with Lloyd to see a good friends film which was being screened at a film festival in Federation Square (possibly the Campfire Short Film Festival). Her overall style with a spotted dress and uniquely shaped glasses immediately struck me, and I hoped she would allow me to take her portrait.

As luck would have it she agreed instantly, but first had to make a pitstop at the restrooms beforehand. That was perfect for me as I was able to shoot Lloyd firstly and get all my camera settings correct before Sophie returned.

On her return I finished up getting my details from Lloyd and went about getting Sophie into position for her portrait. I had seen a nice fence which I thought would make for an interesting backdrop to her portrait, aiming to get some extra perspective into the composition. I also thought the colours of the grey stone wall and burgundy steel picket fence would contrast nicely against Sophie’s dress.

After shooting just a few quick frames I was happy with how it was coming together and started to get a few more details about Sophie. Like Lloyd, Sophie is from Perth and is quite the creative type herself. She is a filmmaker and on this occasion was here on a short visit to enjoy watching films rather than shooting them.

I hope you enjoyed your time in Melbourne Sophie and I hope you like this portrait. It was a pleasure to meet both yourself and Lloyd.

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This picture is #31 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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