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Dzevahira from Brooklyn

(29/100 Strangers) / (499/365) Dzevahira approached me in Times Square. We'd both been listening to a performer, and her son is interested in Photography. I tried to talk to her about her experiences in New York, where she has resided for the last 50 years. Unfortunately, the music and arriving N Train kept my hearing to a minimum. I believe she moved here from Armenia. She worked for a long time, but not any more, thanks to "this." Upon saying this, she raised her cane. She has a son (maybe 10 years old?), and was very friendly, and accomodating. She was also very trusting, a trait I would not have expected to find in New York, had you asked me 2 years ago. It was a great pleasure to meet you, Dzevahira. Thanks for talking to me!

From a technical standpoint, I'm out of practice on my 100 Strangers project, and did not spend enough time on this portrait. I've lost touch on taking my time to get the subject just right, as well as talking and shooting at the same time. This was my best out of the shots, although I only took 5. I struggled a bit, too, because it was so hard to hear in the subway, making a flowing conversation difficult. I hope to keep this in mind when I approach my next stranger.

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This picture is #27 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 --

This picture is #27 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

Exif
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 1/200 sec
  • f/2.2
  • 50mm
  • ISO 3200
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