Akeia was on the cell phone while sitting on a bench in Macon, GA. This was on Cherry Street, next to a bridal shop. She works there. When I explained 100 Strangers, she first smiled, and then broke into laughter. She was certainly not adverse to being photographed. Her friends call her Keia (sounds like Kee-a).
She was born in Macon.
I asked, “How do you like living in Macon?”
“I hate it.”
“I'm too young. There isn't much for young people here. I'd rather live in Florida, either Destin or Miami.”
Well, despite this negative note, she enjoyed being photographed. Asking not to smile brought out her inner thespian tendencies.