Wednesday, February 18, 2009

100 Strangers Project #6

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.

12 comments:

lavenderlady said...

A lovely stranger...and Jaime got his cigars...not a bad day. The two cuties you posted yesterday look like fun.

Olivier said...

dans ce projet, voilà un beau portrait, on dirait une corsaire ;o)

in this project, this is a beautiful portrait, it looks like a privateer ;o)

अविनाश said...

good shot

अविनाश said...

good one

Nathalie said...

I love that 100 strangers project. It's certainly something I could work on myself. There are very few portraits on my blog and I'm not overly happy with those I usually do.

I also have to congratulate you on your diver shot (just striking!) and on your 47th wedding anniversary. I wish you both many more happy years together.

xx

Nathalie

Z said...

Nice photo! And an interesting project.

Jim said...

She has some big ear rings. So how is the economy in Mexico?

Peter said...

Nice idea to make portraits! I also really like the preceding "double portrait"!

Abe Lincoln said...

I was hoping you would leave us with the equivalent US Dollar price per cigar.

Anyway, I do like the portrait. It is well done.

Yes, as someone who has been married 53 years, congratulations on 47 years.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln's Blog

Halcyon said...

Another excellent portrait. I think there is something she's not saying. :-)

Ed Romero said...

Good shot and I love the concept. Will consider the process myself.

Jazzy said...

your husband left with cigars and you with a lovely photo and a nice story to tell us.
she's an interesting poser.