Stranger #1/100 – Jaimie & Roscoe

Stranger #1/100 - Jaimie & Roscoe, originally uploaded by Kayhadrin
Stranger #1/100 – Jaimie & Roscoe

Although I’ve seen the 100 Strangers group on Flickr many months ago (or is it years), I’ve only recently joined it – pushed by Alf, one of my fellow photographer friends. The goal, as you might already know, is to take the photo of 100 people that are total strangers. But instead of taking anonymous candids, the main challenge consists in engaging with them; getting to know them a bit and perhaps learn a few more things on top of photo practice.

So here I am, walking along the busy streets of Newtown on a Saturday morning* (those who know me would be very surprised already) when I notice a couple petting an amstaff dog. I initially thought I would ask for their permission to take their photo but they quickly left the dog – who bound to a street pole nearby.

A couple of minutes after, the actual dog masters (a couple) arrived and proceeded to walk to the next shopping venue. The wife went in but the husband finally decided to stay outside to keep company to his dog – or is it the contrary? ;-)

That was the signal I was waiting for. I went straight on to talk to him and got his agreement to have his picture taken. After a few awkward camera moments, I got the result above.

The man’s name is Jaimie and Roscoe is his dog’s name. He’s from Liverpool, England, but has now been living in Australia for the last ten years – currently residing in Enmore. Similarly to me, he’s working in IT at Fairfax. (I later found quite a few other IT people in Newtown which is a surprise.)

Thank you to Jaimie and Roscoe for posing for me.

They are my strangers number 1.


This picture is #1 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

Filename: 20120609 – 01 – Newtown – Stranger 1

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