When I was still in Minnesota and posting from my VisualStPaul blog, I decided to participate in Flickr's group that approached strangers to photograph. The objective was to become more comfortable asking someone you don't know for a photograph and also to perfect your technique in the process. I decided to resume the project on this blog also, and I will occasionally post a photo of a stranger with information about them.
We met Kela and her novio (boyfriend) in a store in Zona Dorado when Jaime was looking to buy Cuban cigars. Manuel was the primary clerk who typically made a hard sell while Kela sat demurely on the side. Before I photographed her, he nodded approval. We had an interesting chat about the current state of business and the economics re. tourist trade. Jaime incidentally left with 3 cigars.