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stranger 15 by NikolasBrummer stranger 15 by NikolasBrummer
stranger 15; together with stranger 14 & 16 at that plaza in-between two museums; alstadt, düsseldorf (germany), 2nd of October

this is astrid. astrid has a skeptical eye-brow that suits her skeptical personality. basically she was the first person every questioning what I was doing; why I'd take pictures of strangers, out of what reason. she lives in an almost empty flat with not too much furniture nor decorations because it's easier to think straight this way. she likes grizzly bear, and she wanted to look french this day. well that was meant ironically, but deep down in her heart I bet she wanted to. she's getting old already, but with the age there is something wise awaking in you, isn't it)

part two;

as I approached them, again a little nervous, they didn't look at me as confused as others had before; actually, they were all smiling in some way and it made the situation for me heaps easier. I explained to them what I was doing, and I think this was the first time of all times that I got it right on the first try, that I said exactly what I wanted to say and kind of explained it to myself once again ... and I was completely honest, and that felt good. I figured, especially for this project, if you are just completely honest to the people and to yourself, you can't really doubt yourself as much afterwards; eventually, you were "real" and didn't try to produce any image of you, so if they liked it, that's fine, and if not, then it shall be this way.

(continuation at "stranger 16")

(day forty-three)

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Twilight-Lover-95 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i love these photos of random people. i just love learning something about a new face. often in public i forget im surround by other people, i just think of them as mean creatures out to hurt you, so its nice to have these to remind me that its not true.
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very lovely! what a great way to take pictures--just explain, snap a pic or not, and move on. Cool thing you're doing!
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
nice portrait and skeptical smile.
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
hehe wieder mal soooo interessant deine geschichten zu den bildern zu lesen :dummy:

skeptische augenbraue xD schön eingefangen!
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mtsinda Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
astrid should put this on her wall in her not-so-decorated flat, really
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
oh haha, that's such a nice idea. I thought about sending the pictures to the strangers one day, so I might even add a note telling her exactly what you told me.
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