Out and About, Downtown Springfield, Missouri

Almost two years ago I came across a project called the “100 Strangers Project“.
This photography project was started to push photographers to get out of their comfort zone and try something new, work on their portrait taking skills and to motivate and inspire them. I decided to give it a try!

It was (and still is) very difficult! Approaching a complete stranger on the street, asking them if you can photograph them (being rejected many times) and then, using all your photography knowledge and quick thinking to compose a great photograph, is mind blowing to me. But I have done it and did it again this past weekend. It pushed me out of my safe place and into a world of uncertainty, possible rejection and made me think quickly on my toes, many times making mistakes. But every once in a while I try to get out there and try again and mostly, I come home pretty proud of myself and feeling a huge sense of accomplishment!

Last Saturday I met Jeremy!
He was the most willing participants (Berdine, “Cute Couple“, Will) I shot on this day. He was leaning against this brick building, intently writing in his notebook, when I asked if I could photograph him. He agreed and just stayed where he was standing. I snapped a few shots and then asked if he could now look at the camera, then snapped a few more. He even gave me his full name so I could find him on Facebook. He was a natural!


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