Week 4 of the stranger challenge was a fun one!
My friend Ewa, asked me to join along on one of her photo walks in downtown San Jose. I was happy to join as I have never been on one before. We walked around and photographed our surroundings and each other. I also knew this would be the perfect opportunity to do the stranger challenge! But first, I wanted to share images from the photo walk of different parts of downtown San Jose. The architecture was fascinating, as were the people. We went around 10am, so there wasn't very many people out and about, but the lighting was lovely and the weather cool. Taking photos of buildings is also a lot easier than taking photos of strangers. But by taking both, I'm able to grow as a photographer and try new things. Which I'm proud of.
Now here's where the people come into play. Below is the selfie our group took in a dirty mirrored window we saw on one of the streets. A small, yet fun group full of talent.
My friend Ewa's daughter about had enough, or she was just posing for a pretty rad photo...
My friend Ewa is who came up with the idea of the stranger challenge, so we both had to take a photo of a stranger on this walk. She went first.
She did such a good job at approaching the couple and getting their photo. It's not as easy as it looks. I'm so happy to be doing this challenge with someone else too!
And here it is, my first stranger (I have 3 total!)
Meet Kevin! I saw him walking outside to put up a wine tasting board to help direct traffic to their store, and he looked really friendly so I approached him. He was excited to be a part of the challenge. I asked him to tell me a unique memory of his childhood.
His response: "When I was younger, my dad would take me to movie marathons. But that really just meant we would buy a ticket to one movie and then sneak into a bunch of different ones all day long until we got too hungry or got a head ache... then we would leave."
And this is Benny... no story, but he was standing with the next guy I'm going to introduce
This is my third stranger, Señor Rosalima. And this gentleman had some interesting things to tell us...
1. He's portuguese.
2. He likes himself very much because...
3. He never spent a single night in jail.
4. He never slept with another man's wife or another boyfriend's girlfriend.
You go Rosalima!
Below are images taken by Ewa Samples photography - thank you friend!
To see Ewa Sample's blog post on the walk go here: http://ewasamplesphotography.com/san-jose-photo-walk/