Three young ladies were chatting and laughing by my new haunt, Buddy Brew Coffee. Had I met them a mile away, I would want to transport them to exactly where they were sitting: good light and neutral background. Minimal post processing, works for me!
As I explained the project, they immediately 'got it.' Jillian said, “Oh, sort of like 'Humans of New York.'” I said “I wish. I don't have the guts to ask the questions that Brandon Stanton does.” She said that she had his book. So do I.
Well, my desired 'character shots' weren't going to happen. All three are into fashion and are very conscious of posing and glamor. I had my work cut out. The three went to high school together, in nearby Bradenton. Jillian currently lives in Chattanooga and works in a woman clothing store. She stated the name but it meant nothing to me.
Cami has designed a line of woman's clothing. “Oh, is it sold in Jillian's store?” Laughing, “No, that's my next goal. Kelly is 'in transition'. Actually that is a euphemism for unemployed. I prefer 'in transition.' She said that she would like to be a stylist. Cami spoke up and said that Kelly would be perfect, she has a good eye for art and color.
All three liked 100 Strangers and took cards.