Vintage vibe


As I was loitering near the train station this lovely young woman emerged from a building in what I assumed would be her journey back home after work. Yet there was something calm and peaceful in her movements that suggested she would not mind being approached. The bright colour of her scarf and her auburn hair caught my eye and when I asked if she would mind posing for a portrait she was only too happy. I explained about the 100 Strangers project and then tried to take a couple of shots but the sun was shining directly on her and I realised that I'd get very sharp shadows so I tried to reposition her slightly to get better light but as the picture shows I didn't quite succeed. A lesson for the future is to make sure I ask the subject to move to a better lighting situation. Rebekah works in a vintage shop and she enjoys what she does, even though the place can get cold sometimes. I loved the fact that after a day's work she was so cheerful and upbeat and ready to oblige a total stranger. I took her email address to send her the photo, hope she likes it. Her smile made my day.

This picture is #3 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the <a href="">100 Strangers Flickr Group page</a>

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