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Unknown at the Time Life Building

(23/100 Strangers)

When I approached him, someone was already taking his picture and talking to him. He had a friend who got him into this gig, which he's been doing for three years. He told me his name, but I completely forgot to write it down. When he's not doing this he deals in Christmas Trees. "Large ones."

He was repairing the steam engine Christmas decoration in front of the Time Life Building, where I used to work. He was a really friendly guy, and lives in New York.

I regret not getting a bit more of his story, and remembering his name, but it was pretty easy to talk to him. This project is getting easier, even when I might not always be in the right mindset to talk to strangers.

If you're reading this, please send me your name!


This picture is #23 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

About this Photo

Taken on December 10, 2012

100 strangers

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 1/320 sec
  • f/1.4
  • 85mm
  • ISO 3200
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