100 photos, 100 conversations, 1000 hurdles
I’ve toyed with the idea of personal photography projects for a long time. They all feel like great ideas while laying in bed or day dreaming on longer drives but for some reason, I never got started with any.
I’m not sure if it’s a lack of guts to start something new, a fear they won’t work or be well accepted and liked… crazy, I know, for a personal project!
Read more about the project and why this has been such a tough thing to start below the strangers.
The 100 Strangers project had me the minute I heard about it
I love to photograph people. I make a living doing it, shooting weddings and portraits. I’ve photographed the odd stranger and the experience has always been a positive experience. The times it has happened have always been organic and natural, it wasn’t something I was setting out to do… talk to a stranger and take their photo.
The thought of that makes me squirm a little.
I feel the slight shudder of nerves wash over me. It makes me feel uncomfortable.
That’s a big part of taking on this project. I want to conquer those fears and nerves.
Here’s something weird (or something else), I love the idea of street photography but have a fear of shooting in the street. Strange huh? I’m hoping this project will give me what I need to do that too.