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  • #2
    What a fantastic idea, especially if you are not comfortable taking people shots.
    You have done well with your start,the last fella with the beard looks a little like an Australian actor.
    Top marks for thinking outside of the box here.

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    • #3
      Great project.. now if you also get phone numbers and addresses.. now that could be useful!
      It's the little things!

      Cheers, Greg C.

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      • Phoenix
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        Haha And credit card and bank details.

    • #4
      I followed someone in USA who did similar.
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/chriscamino/
      It was great to watch his journey and will look forward to seeing yours too.
      Would really be interested to hear a little about your thinking/processing/issues while taking pics of strangers.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
      Haven't been there, not done that.
      Jo

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      • #5
        A great set of shots, and quite a few different characters. It seems to be a popular project, not sure I'd be comfortable doing it in regional Qld where I live. Might try and give it a go one day - when I build my courage up.

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        • #6
          Wow, wonderful idea and series

          On facebook there is "Humans Of New York" .... it is a magical page to follow .... the photographer takes a photo of random, interesting people and asks them 1 or 2 questions about their life .... some of the stories are amazing ..... he has since published a couple of books from these 'images and stories'

          http://www.humansofnewyork.com/
          Barb
          "If you change the way you look at things ........ the things you look at change"

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Riddick View Post
            What a fantastic idea, especially if you are not comfortable taking people shots.
            You have done well with your start,the last fella with the beard looks a little like an Australian actor.
            Top marks for thinking outside of the box here.
            thanks!

            Originally posted by seaslug View Post
            Great project.. now if you also get phone numbers and addresses.. now that could be useful!
            haha

            Originally posted by Phoenix View Post
            I followed someone in USA who did similar.
            https://www.flickr.com/photos/chriscamino/
            It was great to watch his journey and will look forward to seeing yours too.
            Would really be interested to hear a little about your thinking/processing/issues while taking pics of strangers.
            There was someone over at the whirlpool forums that was doing it, which is where I copied the idea. Its quite a fun project. I like that I can do it whenever I want, rather then have to take a photo every day/week/month as I always found those project kill creativity rather than inspire it.

            Let me know what you specifically were curious about, happy to share

            Originally posted by P Plates View Post
            A great set of shots, and quite a few different characters. It seems to be a popular project, not sure I'd be comfortable doing it in regional Qld where I live. Might try and give it a go one day - when I build my courage up.
            thanks. cant be that bad can it? :P

            Originally posted by Sully View Post
            Wow, wonderful idea and series

            On facebook there is "Humans Of New York" .... it is a magical page to follow .... the photographer takes a photo of random, interesting people and asks them 1 or 2 questions about their life .... some of the stories are amazing ..... he has since published a couple of books from these 'images and stories'

            http://www.humansofnewyork.com/
            Someone over at reddit linked me to that. A few people on reddit also said the whole project would be more interesting if I included a little story about them so thats what I will start to do.
            https://instagram.com/onwhite_photography/
            Flickr
            http://onwhite photography - melbourne photographer
            https://www.facebook.com/onwhitephotography

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            • #9
              Great character shot. It would be interesting to have a couple of facts about their lives.

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              • #10
                thanks. yes, its something i will do in the future as people have mentioned it
                https://instagram.com/onwhite_photography/
                Flickr
                http://onwhite photography - melbourne photographer
                https://www.facebook.com/onwhitephotography

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                • #11
                  Great idea .. lovely photos too. I was doing a photo every day .. after 2yrs changed to a photo a week but I cram photos of significance into a collage for that week lol. It is more a documentary on my family/life etc ... for memories.
                  Anna
                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/ladymilli/
                  My stuff - 7D |100mm macro|Tamron 17-50mm|50mm 1.8|Sigma 50mm 1.4| stuff for macro

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                  • #12
                    Stranger #25 Shian by ronnietan15 www.onwhitephotography.net, on Flickr

                    I've been doing this just over a year now, and I'm only up to #25! For those who don't know, the goal is to take 100 photos of 100 strangers. It differs from other challenges photographers put themselves through (such as the 52 challenge where you take a photo a week or the 365 challenge) because I can do it at my own pace without an obligation to produce photos within a certain time frame. (I tried the 52 challenge once, it killed any creatively I had - which is very little - my approach to photography is more nerdy/technical than it is creative).

                    In retrospect its been great. I can experiment with photography. I can shoot and process in different ways than I usually would. I can attempt to be creative and explore different techniques and styles which I couldn't if taking photos for families.

                    I am slightly changing my approach to this project. I will spend a little more time talking to strangers and finding a little more about them. I hope it will make it more interesting...

                    I took Shian's photo in front of the state library. Its an easy place to approach strangers as most people are just hanging out. I picked him because of his striking hair and colourful top.

                    Shian is a professional contemporary dancer, which he has been doing for 7 years. He works for a small production company where they choreograph and organise their own shows. I asked if has aspirations to dance for larger companies - he conceded to the fact that very few dancers make it big and doing so would require a relocation to at least Sydney or internationally.
                    https://instagram.com/onwhite_photography/
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                    http://onwhite photography - melbourne photographer
                    https://www.facebook.com/onwhitephotography

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                    • #13
                      "(I tried the 52 challenge once, it killed any creatively I had - which is very little" Exactly how I got trying to a 365 one year. When you end up taking a shot just because you have to it takes all the fun out of it.

                      Have to love that hair and not surprising that he is involved in one of the arts. It really does add to the interest to hear a little bit about the subject. Well done!

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                      • #14
                        Stranger #25 Steven

                        Steven is down in Melbourne from Geelong to take part in a casual slalom rollerblading competition. (If you don't know what that is google it Ė you will be impressed). I met him just outside the Melbourne Museum where the event was taking place, I heard cheers and claps from a distance away so I followed the noise.

                        At age 59, I was impressed at Steven's ability which is why I approached him. Also because of his long beard. (In hindsight, for whatever unconscious reason the males Iíve often asked for this have beards)

                        He started rollerblading at 57 and has been doing it on and off since then. He tried it in his 30s and as a youngen tried roller skating (4 wheels on the corners of your feet as opposed to inline). There is no doubt he is a healthy specimen, I know I aspire to be as agile and mobile as he when Iím his age.

                        Stevenís claim to fame is the fact that 50 years ago he was the first person to be photograph with one of the early Hasselblad cameras. A new Hasselblad camera system would easily be $50,000, so a camera nerd like myself is no doubt impressed. He was also once involved with photography through work Ė taking macro photographs of funnel web spiders sent down from Queensland to be studied for the development of an anti-venom. Note: Funnel web spider anti-venom was first developed here in Melbourne in 1981.

                        Steven looks forward to traveling this year, around Australian and around the world. He plans on going to South America to meet his grandson for the first time.
                        Stranger #25 Steven by ronnietan15 www.onwhitephotography.net, on Flickr


                        Stranger #26 Holly

                        I approached Holly in front of the Royal Exhibition Building at Carlton Gardens. She was accompanied by her friend having just visited the ĎTop Designsí show at the Melbourne Museum looking for inspiration for her year 12 media folio. I asked if she wishes to pursue some form of creativity based study or occupation following year 12 to which she declined, explaining that she aims to study psychology but would also like to do something creative like learn photography. (I think thatís an awesome idea Ė but I quite obviously have bias)

                        Good luck with your final year of high school Holly!
                        Stranger #26 Holly by ronnietan15 www.onwhitephotography.net, on Flickr
                        https://instagram.com/onwhite_photography/
                        Flickr
                        http://onwhite photography - melbourne photographer
                        https://www.facebook.com/onwhitephotography

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                        • #15
                          A wonderful series operative. Great idea backed up by some terrific work.

                          Thanks for posting, and keep it up.
                          Charles

                          My indecision is final, I think.


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                          • #16
                            Really like what your doing here.
                            It's the little things!

                            Cheers, Greg C.

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                            • #17
                              Great work indeed. Not something I'd be brave enough to contemplate.

                              Their stories are fascinating as well
                              Alan

                              Still trying to make the ordinary look extraordinary

                              D7000 | D90 | Coolpix S31 | iPhone 6s | Mac

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                              • #19
                                Would love to have the courage to do this. An excellent series.

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                                • #21
                                  Loving the stories and impressed with the 59yo rollerblader. Interesting about the dancer and not able to make it big .. maybe that's why people go on So You Think You Can Dance .. as a shot at fame.
                                  Anna
                                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/ladymilli/
                                  My stuff - 7D |100mm macro|Tamron 17-50mm|50mm 1.8|Sigma 50mm 1.4| stuff for macro

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