A fascinating evening with Steve Myall and his 100 Strangers talk last night;
Flickr’s 100 Strangers Project offers the opportunity to step back from club and exhibition photography constraints and stepping into spontaneity and challenge of approaching and photographing strangers. The project requires a short write-up of each encounter and technique. Overcoming nerves, becoming confident in ones approach, how to engage with the subject, even asking them to move to a suitable/sympathetic background is an art form of itself! Steve certainly has the techniques off-pat and shared not only his photographs but also technical tips along the way. There is so much scope in the project for sub-projects – men with beards, red hair, colourful hats……….No wonder Steve is into his third 100 Strangers.
Many thanks to Steve for an informative and entertaining evening and to everyone who came along.
Next week we meet in Hatch End for our final monthly Print Competition of the season which will be judged by Kevin Day.
Have a good week and stay cool (and dry!).