1 of 3: I had a lot of fun doing this #TwentyOneStrangers project. It's such a nerve-racking experience for an introvert like me... I had a lot of doubts that I could pull it off when we arrived in New Zealand, especially when the first 2 strangers said NO to me.😅 ...I was thinking maybe this is not a good idea and I should just concentrate on doing video but...
2 of 3: ...On our 3rd or 4th day, I tried again with a different approach. The first stranger that allowed me to take his portrait was Ian at New Brighton beach. I explained to him what and why am I doing this, I gave him my name card and details then he gave me the thumbs up to take the picture. After chatting a few minutes with him, I wrote some soundbites from our conversation as much as I can remember. It was something that I've learned by watching @ashgilbertson 's street photography class on creative live...
3 of 3: On our last day at New Zealand, I had about 26 - 30 portraits of strangers. I had to choose which one I should post. Some I had to let go, even though the portraits were nice there was just no conversation between me and the stranger. I was either rushing off to go somewhere or I ran out of things to say... I guess it just happens... I'm an introvert with no professional interviewing skills. Before and after a conversation with a stranger is super exhausting for me... But I'm glad I was able to do this. I wasn't really aiming to get the best images. What I wanted was to get the best sound bites from a random conversation with a stranger. I pushed myself to my limits and gained some confidence in the end. 😅 #TwentyOneStrangers
(II) ... Y por suerte, aún más,
no solo existes y te colocas aquí,
sino que es en ese exacto lugar
en el que me haces pensar
que merezco habitarlo,
conocer los rincones que lo atajan
y saber mirarte también
cuando cierro los ojos. (...)