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stranger 13 by NikolasBrummer stranger 13 by NikolasBrummer
stranger 13; close to this place in the city which is the basic meeting point for people from the age of 12-19; alstadt, düsseldorf (germany), 29th of September 2012

it feels like, more and more, I'm getting a feeling for choosing the "right" people take photos of. I remember in the beginning I struggled, I looked at the people, pondering whether taking a photo would be worth it or not, and sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't.
however, this time was different. I just had departed from Leonie and Rosa and was on my way to a café when I threw a glance to the left to look if a tram was coming. and suddenly, I saw him, and I kind of felt right away that he'd be perfect for this project. I couldn't even say why. maybe I'm biased because I have a thing for this jacket he was wearing, maybe I'm not.
his name's jackson and as I firstly approached him, speaking in german as usually of course, he didn't even notice me the first few times I said "entschuldigung?" while running after him. that was actually the point where I wondered for a second if what I was doing was right, but then he had already turned around and asked if I were able to speak English, and so we switched. he's from canada, and currently he is dancing at the opera in my hometown. as I asked him if he'd like to stay here in Düsseldorf, he just smiled and said he didn't know. neither do I. I don't even know why I didn't ask him anything more, I actually had the time to. I guess I was just once again over-whelmed by the fact that I was actually doing this. I always do. I get so excited over the situation that I'm shaking and interrupting myself and talking uninterruptedly, I can't even think straight and properly and I suppose the people I took photos of noticed that so far. this time I even told him I'd like to take two photos with two different cameras I had brought because it was the first time I was shooting with my film-camera Canon A-1 ... but I forgot. bummer.

he kind of reminded me that I wanted to go to the opera or the theater again ... it's been four month now that I lastly went to see a play or an opera performance, it's rather sad. but I'll find the time.

(day fourty)

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MT-000 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
that guy is incredibly beautiful.
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
i know. :cries:
patamfreti Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
If only I was brave enough to photograph strangers!
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
you don't need to be brave, you just need to do it. once you start, it's the most beautiful thing ever!
patamfreti Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
ruslahka Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Digital Artist
... cool photo!
Blasterkat101 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Well, that's a very handsome stranger you got there, sir. I find this "photographing strangers" thing really awesome and thrilling. It's like staring at random people at the mall (the proverbial staring contest ensues haha), you notice so many faces..
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