Laid out in Lav is starting on a photography project called “100 Strangers.” I was curious about it and so I looked it up. This is what it says:
The challenge: Take 100 photographs of at least 100 people you don’t know. Approach a person or group of people and ask for permission to both take a photo of them and to post it to this group. Get to know your subjects. Who are they? What is their life like?
Try to tell a small story with each photo you take. This may be a story about the person or how you felt approaching that particular individual. You may have, for example, tried a new approach or used a new photographic technique. Try to learn something from every encounter you make.
I spent a couple of hours last night and another hour this morning going through the photographs that people have taken. It is absolutely wonderful! People are doing this project all over the world and some of the portraits are just awe inspiring. There are so many interesting looking people everywhere and the quality of some of the photographers work is just wonderful. I have really enjoyed just going through the photographs, not to mention learning a lot.
There are rules and recommendations for the project and they can be found here: 100 strangers rules and there are 1000’s of portraits already done that you can go through. Whether you are interested in doing the project or not, if you take pictures, you can learn something just by going through all the portraits. I am pondering the idea of doing the project just for the learning experience, not to mention that meeting 100 new people over the course of the next year or so would be a good thing to do.