Allen - Stranger #1 of 100
I had just come from the Gulf shrimp boat wharf in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, where there were plenty of people to photograph. Except I am the shy type and didn't approach anyone. On my way back to the car, the heat and humidity were oppressive and my RB67 was not the easiest camera to lug around. I saw Allen, and noticed his long silver hair, and decided to give it a try, except that I forget what I was going to say. However, Allen got the idea right away and got his comb out. He said he was doing odd jobs at the eatery and was just taking a break. He said he was used to being photographed as he was once a Disc Jockey on the radio. I then realized the conditions were horrible for a portrait, but decided to try to make a successful backlit photo. I made an incident meter reading at his chin and fired one shot. For these conditions, I actually like the results. Thank you Allen for helping me to break the ice. (RB67, HP5+ film at ISO 250, 50 mm lens).
This picture is #1 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page