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#74 Jake | by haggisandchips
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#74 Jake

Whilst out on a "100 Strangers" hunt today I stopped to change lens and check a few settings on my camera and get one of my cards out of my bag to put in my pocket ... I'm not sure it made it though ... as soon as I had closed my bag I looked up and there was Jake walking towards me. This was a no-brainer, what a fantastic style!


As soon as I asked Jake for a photo he agreed but as usual I pressed on and explained briefly about the social aspect of the project before taking a few shots. Although the photo I eventually posted has Jake sporting quite a serious expression, he was smiling in a couple but unfortunately my framing was a bit off and I didn't want to post a portrait that chopped part of his bow tie off - that was part and parcel of why I asked him after all.


Jake is a craftsman, leather work mostly and making stuff out of old rubber tyres - I asked if this was for art but it is more from a recycling point of view.


When I tried my "maddest thing" question Jake became the first person to ask me to qualify what I meant by "mad" - deciding that my project is generally light-hearted I went for daft or funny rather then "psychologically unbalanced". Jake chose not to pick a particular incident though and simply informed me that he likes to live his life in a generally abstract way. I hope my little interruption helped to further that behaviour.


Jake thanks very much for helping me with my project today - you have a great style and it was a pleasure meeting you briefly today.



Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.


This picture is #74 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page


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Taken on February 28, 2012