Jean (Stranger #55/100), City Of London

Out shooting with Bomvu during England’s second World Cup match, I met Jean on Moorgate in the City of London, juggling a phone with my photo request, searching for friends she was meant to be meeting.

Taking a moment to stop, her boldly contrasting shirt and striking hair seemed perfect for a chalky stone backdrop along the side of an old bank. We shot four frames, with this superbly direct, almost reproachful, stare, before her friends saw her across the street and we headed off to our respective evening engagements.

The shots the first of a few where I’m trying to work with two reflectors to get as smooth a light as possible. It’s not a skill I’ve mastered yet, but hope to show you some progress through the next few portraits. In this one Jean is holding a giant gold reflector, whilst Colin shines a more distant “sunfire” finish reflector in from the camera right.

Thanks Jean for stopping – and for being the lucky first recipient of my newly printed contact cards! Hope you like your picture.

This is portrait #55 of my 100 Strangers Project – check out the group page and get involved.

Catching up now!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s