Lighthouse in the Distance
(I like this picture, even though the noise makes it look awful. Gotta watch that ISO setting next time.)
I saw Amelia when I was walking around downtown Portsmouth with my camera. I saw her sitting on the ground in front of this little tree and I thought she had a really cool style and a really awesome mohawk. Initially I decided to keep on walking because I was really shy and scared. But then I told myself to stop acting like a little bitch and just ask her for a portrait. And I did. I asked her if I could take her photograph and surprisingly she said yes without hesitating. It really made me feel happy.
She told she is a freshman in college, studying music and museum study. I can’t remember what school she goes to because when she told me the traffic around us was kind of loud so I only heard it vaguely. We ended up talking about school and I told her about this project. She thought it was really cool.
Thank you Amelia for being part of my project and thanks for being really nice!
I was driving around downtown Portsmouth a few days ago and then I saw this old lady standing on the sidewalk, holding a peace foam finger and waving at pedestrians. It’s a good thing that I had my camera with me, so I decided to find a nearby parking lot and get out of the car. When I asked her if I could take her picture, she said yes without hesitating with a big smile on her face. It was really sweet. I asked her if she belongs to any organization or any activist group and she said no. Then I asked her what her purpose is and she said that she just wants to spread peace and make people aware that peace is the answer to everything. She does not believe that violence can solve conflicts and using violence can only lead to more chaos. I completely agree. I think it is amazing that for someone her age (I’m assuming she’s pretty old, I forgot to ask), she still has the spirit and energy to stand up for what she believes in and fight for something that she cares about.
This is my first photo for my 100 Strangers project and I feel like the quality of the picture could have been better. But I’m still learning so whatever. And silly me, I forgot to ask her name so I had to label her as anonymous.