One of the blogs I follow, D.C. Confidential, introduced me to something called One Hundred Strangers. I looked it up:
"Welcome to One Hundred Strangers. 100 Strangers is a Flickr group dedicated to taking street portraits. Created by Teppo the group is a photo challenge to take 100 portraits of total strangers."
Reading further I see they have "tips" on how to go about it. Later in the day I was walking down Franklin Street and saw a couple on a tandem bike ride past. They stopped at the Post Office. Well, hey! They could be my first "One Hundred Strangers".
Using one of the tips I walked up, introduced myself, gave them one of my walkingfortbragg cards and asked if I could take their photo. No problem!
and here is the best part about One Hundred Strangers, because I was encouraged to step outside myself I learned they are from Cashmere, Washington and they are riding to San Diego! They have a website and they gave me their card!
They asked if there was a bicycle repair shop in town; they had burned out a rear brake coming down the Leggett curves! I directed them to Mark's Fort Bragg Cyclery.
I "lifted" this photo from their ongoing travelogue website.
Bill & Nancy Schettenhelm. He is 70 and she is 66! More power to them!!
"This picture is #01 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at www.100Strangers.com"
Far out and way to go!ReplyDelete
One Hundred Strangers looks very cool, Ron. Hope to see more. I may work up enough chutzpah to try this myself.ReplyDelete
That is just totally wonderful. They look like neat folks and good for you! Loved this post, Ron.ReplyDelete