Posts tagged 100 Strangers

223/365 - 100 Strangers - 027/100 on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. I met Kevin in Wilmington, North Carolina one night. I was immediately drawn to him by his hat because I’m doing another photography projects about hats (stay tuned). Kevin told me that he ad been recently hit by a car. The person that stuck Kevin had briefly stopped after the accident, his hand was banged up pretty bad from the unfortunate event.

223/365 - 100 Strangers - 027/100 on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

I met Kevin in Wilmington, North Carolina one night. I was immediately drawn to him by his hat because I’m doing another photography projects about hats (stay tuned). Kevin told me that he ad been recently hit by a car. The person that stuck Kevin had briefly stopped after the accident, his hand was banged up pretty bad from the unfortunate event.

100 Strangers - 026/100 on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. I was in Best Buy looking at the Canon Selphy CP800 printer when Jessie walked by me and asked if the Selphy was a printer because it is so small.  I told Jessie that it is a portable printer that does 4”x6” prints.  We chatted or a bit more and I popped the question.  Can I take your photograph?  Jessie agreed and I shot the photograph in seconds.  You have to be ready to take the photograph when a stranger says yes.  If you have to spend time putting your camera together, you may just lose a potential photograph.  I made sure I thanked him, got his first name, email address, and gave him my business card before I left to search for my next stranger to photograph. Find out more about the 100 Stragers Project by clicking here to visit the website or by clicking here to visit the 100 Strangers group on Flickr. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 026/100 on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

I was in Best Buy looking at the Canon Selphy CP800 printer when Jessie walked by me and asked if the Selphy was a printer because it is so small. I told Jessie that it is a portable printer that does 4”x6” prints. We chatted or a bit more and I popped the question. Can I take your photograph? Jessie agreed and I shot the photograph in seconds. You have to be ready to take the photograph when a stranger says yes. If you have to spend time putting your camera together, you may just lose a potential photograph. I made sure I thanked him, got his first name, email address, and gave him my business card before I left to search for my next stranger to photograph.


Find out more about the 100 Stragers Project by clicking here to visit the website or by clicking here to visit the 100 Strangers group on Flickr.

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100 Strangers - 025/100 on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. Once again, someone spotted my D200 with the SB-700 flash dangling from my hip and asked me a question about it.  I will tell you, anyone who asks me about my camera is going to receive a request from me to take their photograph.  Hayden was such a person.  Hayden saw my camera in Best Buy and made a comment to me about it.  Hayden then showed me the Canon EOS 7D that he said he thought about getting.  After we chatted for a bit more, Hayden told me that he was an up & coming hip-hop artist.  Hayden has been into music since the age of 13, and his biggest influence is NAS.  Hayden had no problems agreeing to have his photograph taken.  I told thanked Hayden for his time and told him to get up with me if he wants to do a photo shoot.  With my business card in hand and his email address written down in my notepad, I departed looking for someone else who wanted to unknowingly be a participant in my 100 Strangers Project. Find out more about the 100 Stragers Project by clicking here to visit the website or by clicking here to visit the 100 Strangers group on Flickr. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 025/100 on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

Once again, someone spotted my D200 with the SB-700 flash dangling from my hip and asked me a question about it. I will tell you, anyone who asks me about my camera is going to receive a request from me to take their photograph. Hayden was such a person. Hayden saw my camera in Best Buy and made a comment to me about it. Hayden then showed me the Canon EOS 7D that he said he thought about getting. After we chatted for a bit more, Hayden told me that he was an up & coming hip-hop artist. Hayden has been into music since the age of 13, and his biggest influence is NAS. Hayden had no problems agreeing to have his photograph taken. I told thanked Hayden for his time and told him to get up with me if he wants to do a photo shoot. With my business card in hand and his email address written down in my notepad, I departed looking for someone else who wanted to unknowingly be a participant in my 100 Strangers Project.

Find out more about the 100 Stragers Project by clicking here to visit the website or by clicking here to visit the 100 Strangers group on Flickr.

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100 Strangers - 023 & 024/100 on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. I met Mary and Leah in Best Buy while I was walking through the photography section.  The ladies spotted my D200 hanging off of my Black Rapid RS-7 strap and asked me if I knew something about photography.  I said sure and listened to their questions.  They were looking at filters for the Canon camera that Leah had, and a fish-eye lens.  I directed them to check out Southeastern Camera, the only camera store in Wilmington, but they were closed unfortunately.  They had no problems with taking a photograph for my 100 Strangers project.  I ended the brief exchange like I always do.  I thanked them for their time, made sure I had the correct spelling of their respective names, wrote down their email addresses, and gave them each my business card.  Thank you ladies for participating. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 023 & 024/100 on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

I met Mary and Leah in Best Buy while I was walking through the photography section. The ladies spotted my D200 hanging off of my Black Rapid RS-7 strap and asked me if I knew something about photography. I said sure and listened to their questions. They were looking at filters for the Canon camera that Leah had, and a fish-eye lens. I directed them to check out Southeastern Camera, the only camera store in Wilmington, but they were closed unfortunately. They had no problems with taking a photograph for my 100 Strangers project. I ended the brief exchange like I always do. I thanked them for their time, made sure I had the correct spelling of their respective names, wrote down their email addresses, and gave them each my business card. Thank you ladies for participating.

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100 Strangers - 022/100 on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography. While taking a few photographs outside of the Wilmington National Cemetery, Rich rode by me on his bike and asked me what I was doing.  I was taking photographs of the United States Colored Troops sign outside of the cemetery.  Rich said to me “you don’t see many people walking around with a nice camera like yours.”  As soon as Rich had stopped to ask me a question about my Nikon D200, I had already decided that I was going to ask him if I could take his picture for my project.  It is always nice to meet pleasant people like Rich in the community.   Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 022/100 on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

While taking a few photographs outside of the Wilmington National Cemetery, Rich rode by me on his bike and asked me what I was doing. I was taking photographs of the United States Colored Troops sign outside of the cemetery. Rich said to me “you don’t see many people walking around with a nice camera like yours.” As soon as Rich had stopped to ask me a question about my Nikon D200, I had already decided that I was going to ask him if I could take his picture for my project. It is always nice to meet pleasant people like Rich in the community.

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100 Strangers - 021/100 on Flickr.
© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.  I had parked my truck on an adjacent street to the Wilmington National Cemetery and got out of my truck to walk to the entrance.  As I walked up 20th Street.  John hand exited a house and began to walk the same way.  As John approached me I greeted him and he noticed my camera and gear in hand.  I explained to him that I was heading to the cemetery to take a few photographs for my Project 365 and then told him that I was also doing a 100 Strangers project.  I asked John if he would mind if I photographed him for my 100 Strangers project, and he agreed to permit me to take his photograph.  Turns out John does video work for Parallellogram here in Wilmington.  You never know who you will meet or how something can turn into a great networking opportunity. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 021/100 on Flickr.

© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.

I had parked my truck on an adjacent street to the Wilmington National Cemetery and got out of my truck to walk to the entrance. As I walked up 20th Street. John hand exited a house and began to walk the same way. As John approached me I greeted him and he noticed my camera and gear in hand. I explained to him that I was heading to the cemetery to take a few photographs for my Project 365 and then told him that I was also doing a 100 Strangers project. I asked John if he would mind if I photographed him for my 100 Strangers project, and he agreed to permit me to take his photograph. Turns out John does video work for Parallellogram here in Wilmington. You never know who you will meet or how something can turn into a great networking opportunity.


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109/365 - 100 Strangers - 020/100 on Flickr.
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.  My original reason for being downtown was because I had wanted to try to take an HDR photograph of the inside of the Copper Penny sports bar.  I had finished photographing 4 subjects and was leaving the guys from FOX26 that I just snapped pictures of when I see Ethan walking down the street with his dog Barley.  I couldn’t resist, I had to ask Ethan if he’d mind if I took his photograph.  Ethan asked me if I was with the media or not I guess because I was walking down the street with m camera, tripod in hand, and moving away from the FOX26 van that I just left.  I told Ethan that I wasn’t with the media and proceeded to explain my photograph project to him. When Ethan told his name, I immediately thought about Mission Impossible and told him he had cool name.  I took the shot of Ethan and Barley, thanked Ethan for his time, got his email address, and gave him a business card.  When I had asked Ethan if he had an email address, he said the photograph was a good idea and that he’d send a copy to his mother.  Ethan was downtown with Barley looking for a nice location to meet and interact with people and play for his kalimba instrument for money.  I had never heard of or seen a kalimba until tonight.  The kalimba has a real unique sound to it.  While preparing to take the photograph of Ethan and Barley, and gentleman by the name of Sketch walked by us.  Ethan had recognized Sketch and said hello.  Sketch stopped for a minute and shared a few pleasantries with Ethan.  I tried to exploit the opportunity to get another photograph of a stranger, so I asked Sketch if he would mind if I photographed him.  Sketched declined to allow me to photograph him because he has a thing about taking pictures.  Before heading to my goal for the night, I asked Ethan about what kind of dog was Barley.  Ethan told me that Barley was part boxer and Australian shepherd mixed with a little bit of gangster.  Ethan was right about Barley, he was definitely holding things down with his hood sweatshirt on.  How cool is it when you see a dog wearing a zipped up sweat jacket? Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

109/365 - 100 Strangers - 020/100 on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

My original reason for being downtown was because I had wanted to try to take an HDR photograph of the inside of the Copper Penny sports bar. I had finished photographing 4 subjects and was leaving the guys from FOX26 that I just snapped pictures of when I see Ethan walking down the street with his dog Barley. I couldn’t resist, I had to ask Ethan if he’d mind if I took his photograph. Ethan asked me if I was with the media or not I guess because I was walking down the street with m camera, tripod in hand, and moving away from the FOX26 van that I just left. I told Ethan that I wasn’t with the media and proceeded to explain my photograph project to him. When Ethan told his name, I immediately thought about Mission Impossible and told him he had cool name. I took the shot of Ethan and Barley, thanked Ethan for his time, got his email address, and gave him a business card. When I had asked Ethan if he had an email address, he said the photograph was a good idea and that he’d send a copy to his mother. Ethan was downtown with Barley looking for a nice location to meet and interact with people and play for his kalimba instrument for money. I had never heard of or seen a kalimba until tonight. The kalimba has a real unique sound to it. While preparing to take the photograph of Ethan and Barley, and gentleman by the name of Sketch walked by us. Ethan had recognized Sketch and said hello. Sketch stopped for a minute and shared a few pleasantries with Ethan. I tried to exploit the opportunity to get another photograph of a stranger, so I asked Sketch if he would mind if I photographed him. Sketched declined to allow me to photograph him because he has a thing about taking pictures. Before heading to my goal for the night, I asked Ethan about what kind of dog was Barley. Ethan told me that Barley was part boxer and Australian shepherd mixed with a little bit of gangster. Ethan was right about Barley, he was definitely holding things down with his hood sweatshirt on. How cool is it when you see a dog wearing a zipped up sweat jacket?

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100 Strangers - 019/100 on Flickr.
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography. As I was leaving after photographing Zack.  Will, the news anchor walked up.  Zack suggested that I photograph Will too.  Will agreed to allow me to photograph him.  After taking Will’s photograph, I told Will & Zack that I’d send the photographs of them to Zack since I already had his email address. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 019/100 on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

As I was leaving after photographing Zack. Will, the news anchor walked up. Zack suggested that I photograph Will too. Will agreed to allow me to photograph him. After taking Will’s photograph, I told Will & Zack that I’d send the photographs of them to Zack since I already had his email address.

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100 Strangers - 018/100 on Flickr.
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography. Zack is a camera man for FOX26, WECT television station here in Wilmington, North Carolina.  I noticed Zack on the street standing next to the news van that was parked two cars down in front of my 2000, Ford F-150 truck.  I approached Zack and introduced myself to him.  At this time, Zack was standing on the corner of Front & Chestnut St in a parking spot, he was trying to hold the spot for one of his colleagues who was driving to the location.  I told Zack about my 100 Strangers project and asked him if I could take his photograph for the project.  Zack responded positively to my request and asked me if I wanted to photograph him with his camera.  I thought to myself, of course I want to photograph you with your gear.  We walked around to the front of the news van and Zack setup his camera for the photograph I was about to take.  I took two shots, I shook hands with Zack, thanked him for his time, got his email address, and gave him one of my business cards. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 018/100 on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

Zack is a camera man for FOX26, WECT television station here in Wilmington, North Carolina. I noticed Zack on the street standing next to the news van that was parked two cars down in front of my 2000, Ford F-150 truck. I approached Zack and introduced myself to him. At this time, Zack was standing on the corner of Front & Chestnut St in a parking spot, he was trying to hold the spot for one of his colleagues who was driving to the location. I told Zack about my 100 Strangers project and asked him if I could take his photograph for the project. Zack responded positively to my request and asked me if I wanted to photograph him with his camera. I thought to myself, of course I want to photograph you with your gear. We walked around to the front of the news van and Zack setup his camera for the photograph I was about to take. I took two shots, I shook hands with Zack, thanked him for his time, got his email address, and gave him one of my business cards.

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100 Strangers - 016/100 on Flickr.
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.  I met Ashley standing outside near Front & Chestnut St outside in front of the Tre Benzious restaurant.  She was standing outside with a menu in her hand and greeting patrons as they entered the establishment.  I approached Ashley and introduced myself to her, and proceeded to briefly tell her about my 100 Strangers project.  After I got through with the narrative about my photography project, I took her picture, thanked her for her time, gave her my business card, and got her email address so that I could email her a copy of the photograph.  Sending the subject a copy of the photograph is the least I could do to thank her for permitting me to take her photograph. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 016/100 on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

I met Ashley standing outside near Front & Chestnut St outside in front of the Tre Benzious restaurant. She was standing outside with a menu in her hand and greeting patrons as they entered the establishment. I approached Ashley and introduced myself to her, and proceeded to briefly tell her about my 100 Strangers project. After I got through with the narrative about my photography project, I took her picture, thanked her for her time, gave her my business card, and got her email address so that I could email her a copy of the photograph. Sending the subject a copy of the photograph is the least I could do to thank her for permitting me to take her photograph.

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100 Strangers 017/100 on Flickr.
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography. Terry is the art curator of the Checker Cab Gallery in downtown Wilmington, NC.  As I was walking down Front Street looking for interesting people to possibly photograph.  I noticed a some artwork and paintings on display outside of the entrance to a building.  I peered into the window to see if I could see what was going on inside what looked like another restaurant.  It didn’t make sense to me that a food establishment would have artwork on display on the sidewalk, so I walked into the entrance way of the building and across from the restaurant was Checker Cab Gallery.  As I walked up to look inside the gallery, Terry greeted me and invited me into the venue.  Terry gave me a brief tour of the gallery and showed me some of the exhibits of local artists that were featured in the gallery. I asked Terry if the gallery also featured the work of photographers because most of the work that was on display was either original paintings or drawings.  One of the art pieces that Terry showed me was selling for $4000, but she said that they try to keep a wide range of artwork that is priced as low as $50 because a potential customer may not have thousands of dollars to spend.  We both sat down on the plush leather sofa to continue the conversation.  I told Terry about my Project 365 and 100 Strangers projects and showed her my mini 12-page portfolio so that she could get a glimpse of my photography work.  After viewing my work, Terry asked me how far along was I with my 100 Strangers project.  I answered Terry’s inquiry by saying to her “you will be stranger number 17 for my project.”  We both my at my response to her question, and I proceeded to ask her where did she want to stand for the photograph I was about to take. Two photographs later and I was done.  I told Terry that I would return with my portfolio to show more of my work at a later date.  As I departed the gallery, I gave Terry one of my business cards and thanked her for her time. Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers 017/100 on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

Terry is the art curator of the Checker Cab Gallery in downtown Wilmington, NC. As I was walking down Front Street looking for interesting people to possibly photograph. I noticed a some artwork and paintings on display outside of the entrance to a building. I peered into the window to see if I could see what was going on inside what looked like another restaurant. It didn’t make sense to me that a food establishment would have artwork on display on the sidewalk, so I walked into the entrance way of the building and across from the restaurant was Checker Cab Gallery. As I walked up to look inside the gallery, Terry greeted me and invited me into the venue. Terry gave me a brief tour of the gallery and showed me some of the exhibits of local artists that were featured in the gallery. I asked Terry if the gallery also featured the work of photographers because most of the work that was on display was either original paintings or drawings. One of the art pieces that Terry showed me was selling for $4000, but she said that they try to keep a wide range of artwork that is priced as low as $50 because a potential customer may not have thousands of dollars to spend. We both sat down on the plush leather sofa to continue the conversation. I told Terry about my Project 365 and 100 Strangers projects and showed her my mini 12-page portfolio so that she could get a glimpse of my photography work. After viewing my work, Terry asked me how far along was I with my 100 Strangers project. I answered Terry’s inquiry by saying to her “you will be stranger number 17 for my project.” We both my at my response to her question, and I proceeded to ask her where did she want to stand for the photograph I was about to take. Two photographs later and I was done. I told Terry that I would return with my portfolio to show more of my work at a later date. As I departed the gallery, I gave Terry one of my business cards and thanked her for her time.

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100 Strangers - 015/100 on Flickr.
© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography. Buckey is a native son of Wilmington, North Carolina.  I didn’t get to spend much time talking with Buckey.  There is a story behind those sunglasses just waiting to get out.  Keep a look out for this up and coming rap/hip-hop talent from the streets of the port city! Follow me on Google Plus | Twitter | Facebook | 500px | Tumblr | Website

100 Strangers - 015/100 on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.

Buckey is a native son of Wilmington, North Carolina. I didn’t get to spend much time talking with Buckey. There is a story behind those sunglasses just waiting to get out. Keep a look out for this up and coming rap/hip-hop talent from the streets of the port city!

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100 Strangers - 014/100 on Flickr.
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100 Strangers - 014/100 on Flickr.

© 2011 Eric Adeleye Photography.


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