Many, many years ago, I have done a 365 project (one photograph a day for a year), with self portraits. It was an awesome journey. Since that project, each year, I though about doing something similar, but couldn’t find an idea that interesting and challenging enough. The self portrait project was VERY challenging for my super self-conscious person. I wasn’t comfortable with it. Sometimes I had push myself very hard to finish it. And I did. And it was a life changing experience.
So, this year I asked around and found several friends interested in joining similar project. We agreed on a 52 Challenge that will require from us to take one picture a week of a stranger.
Each week we will be blogging about it, and sharing the photos we took.
A short story behind the photograph I took last week:
My Strange’s no.1 name is Rockie. I met her in Morgan Hill public library. She was putting make up in the ladies bathroom because she didn’t have the time to do it before she hurried out the house. Well, I know this pain way too good. After a small talk, we wished each other Happy New Year and I left. It was Friday. I felt, I’m running out of time with this project. However I felt scared and intimidated. Because how do you do it? How do you approach a stranger and ask if he/she is ok to be photographed.
So I stormed back to the bathroom and explained her what I want to do and for what purposes. It felt so intimidating. But she said YES with a big smile on her face. And I was so relieved.
So here she is, smiling kindly for me, sitting in Morgan Hill Public Library lobby.
Thank you so much Rockie. YOU ROCK!!!
My partners in crime are:
Ania Gajda from Ania Gajda Photography
Maryam Salassi from Hi and Hello Photography – Maryam is doing different 52, feel free to follow her journey.
Hailey Williams from Archer Inspired
Feel free to follow along!!!
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