My name is Colin. I've lived in Portland for the last 10 years. I'm participating in a project called '100 Strangers' on Flickr. I've wanted to take photographs of strangers for as long as I can remember. Part of this fascination comes from my love for people-watching and a wish that I could strike up a conversation with more strangers on a daily basis. However, I'm a somewhat shy individual, so subsequently, I'm hoping that this project will help me break free a little from my introverted nature. I've recently invested in a new camera -- it's not very fancy but I'm pretty enamored with it so far.
So here's my idea:
I will be in Pioneer Square in downtown Portland on Saturday February 21 from noon to 2pm. I will be sitting near the statue of the man with the umbrella. I'll be the guy with the camera and a green backpack. If you would like to help me with my 100 Strangers Project, please come find me.
A little photography, a little random conversation, a random encounter with a friendly stranger (me, you), and free chocolate. That is, I can't afford to pay you for your trouble, but I will have chocolate if you would like some. I can also send you a copy of the picture to your email, if you would like.
Also - I will be posting your picture on Flickr. If you would like to participate, please be okay with that. This is just for myself. Not for any sort of art show. No financial gain involved. All are encouraged to participate. No experience necessary.
I look forward to meeting you.
Questions? Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see some of my attempts at photographs of strangers here: www.flickr.com/photos/awkwardboyhero/sets/72157613218053892/