As many of you know, I have embarked on an unofficial "100 Strangers Challenge". The object is to help photographers feel more at ease at approaching strangers and asking to take their photo. It's daunting I can tell you. The hardest part of the challenge is that you must have some type of interaction with the subject. You MAY NOT sit in your car and snap photos from afar! Hence the challenge. I have shared a few with you along the way, but today I want to highlight one that is very special. Meet my friend Herman. He is a character for sure, but he is also a proud man that I consider myself lucky to have met. Somewhere on that hat is an Olympic pin that I shared with him. He accepted it as a token of our friendship. He returned the favor by saying, " You can take my picture, now." The bottom photo is one of a series of photographs of hands that I hope to share as a series in the future. Herman.... thank you for allowing me to make your portrait. You are a stranger no more.
The Tune du Jour is " You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor
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