My Everyday Stranger is Dr.Gregory Chunn. In some ways he doesn’t really qualify for this project’s model as I’ve known him 15 yrs. and I do consider him more than an aquaintence. Although, I took these photographs of him a month ago, given the recent events I felt it was a good time to share them. Dr.Chunn uses his great intellect to help keep us safe, that’s all I can say about what he does. I’m proud to call him friend and happy he is on our team. Thank you Dr.Chunn and all of the other great Americans who are working for our good and love this country.
Dr.Chunn is part of my on going personal project entitled Everyday Strangers
It was a deceptive day as the sun was out but the temperature was too much for my hands. I met this young man who is a skater and an artist and he indulged me, no strobes, no flash, no relectors, no pre-planning just me, him, his skateboard, and one of my cameras.
Tublr is not uploading all the pics and I have no idea why…arughhh
No not America’s gymnastics sweetheart but the Downtown Atlanta Ted’s Montana Grill one.
I haven’t had the opportunity over the last few months because of my work schedule to go out and shoot my stranger of the week project and that was brought to my attention this week. So today I took the opportunity to take a few photos of Gabrielle while I awaited my take-out lunch.
What I like about Gabrielle is that she is always smiling and provides great service, so no this Gabby has not won any medals in gymnastics but in my opinion she certainly deserves a Gold Medal in Customer Service and that’s some type of gymnastic feat in and of itself.
Thanks Gabrielle for your wonderful smile and wonderful service…see ya soon!
Gabrielle is part of my personal project “Everyday Strangers”
Zebra tells me that he has been drawing all of his life and is a local “street” artist, for lack of a better term, in Atlanta. You can often see him on the corner of Marietta street selling reproductions of his pencil drawings… in his own words “before the police run him away”.
On the day I photographed him he had just finished a work he was very proud of…A pencil drawing of The President, which took him 5 hrs. to complete.
His reproductions are priced starting at $10…so check out his work when you’re in the Downtown Atlanta Area.
After photographing him, Zebra honored me with a gift of one of his reproductions of The Messiah; this work now hangs in my office.
Zebra is part of my personal project entitled “Everyday Strangers”
I met Martavis after a long work day on Friday; as I was leaving I noticed what appeared to be hundreds of cyclist in Woodruff Park and curiosity drew me closer. My co-worker and I approached Martavis to inquire about what was happening and he informed us that it was a Critical Mass Event. It’s easy to notice how handsome Martavis is not to mention his athletic build.
I was unaware that Atlanta had such an event. Last October we were visiting San Francisco and witnessed what I believe was a Critical Mass Event in which several cyclist were nude…but that’s Frisco no such luck for us in Georgia. lol
Now that I’m “informed”, we’ll definitely begin participating in this event, fully clothed, of course.
After talking with Martavis for a while I discovered that he has an interest in Film photography but then the time came for the cyclist to ride off into the sunset…it was like a movie scene and somehow it made the fact that I worked late less frustrating and all I could do was smile as the unique and colorful collection of bikes passed by.
Martavis is part of my personal project entitled “Everyday Strangers”
David is an Atlanta area college student who plays his guitar on the streets of downtown Atlanta. The money he receives he uses toward paying his tuition. We must do something in this country about the jobs situation and the college tuition situation…that’s all the political commentary I’m going to make.
Back to David, I noticed he was playing a Takamine and took some time to talk with him about himself and the guitar. I shared with him some pictures of the beautiful Takamine that is currently decor at our house…lol but that’s a different story and this story is about David.
After talking David performed for me his rendition of The Beatles classic Yellow Submarine…not bad :-)
If you happen to be in Downtown Atlanta and see David performing…stop, take a listen, and tip him !
David is part of my person project entitled “Everyday Strangers”
I met Max and his 1957 Porsche Speedster at the Dog Days @ The Market (May 12,2012). Max has a great sense of humor and without question a great sense of style as evident by his choice of car. Motor on Speed-Max! I enjoyed meeting you.
Max is part of my personal project entitled “Everyday Strangers”
Today I met Rodrigo at Centennial Park; he is on Holiday from Brazil and traveling the states. He was only in Atlanta for today (May 15, 2012) and will be continuing his travels on tomorrow. I noticed that first—— he was a Nikon shooter…second——I noticed that he wasn’t hard on the eyes, very handsome… and third—-I noticed that he was having some problems trying to take a photograph of himself at Centennial Park…..so what’s a girl with a camera in her camera bag supposed to do in a situation like this? Hummmmmm? lol I offered to take his picture with his camera and he was trusting enough to allow me. Additionally, I asked if he would allow me to photograph him and he was gracious enough to allow me. Gracias Rodrigo! Un viaje seguro. Espero hablar con usted pronto! (forgive my horrible Spanish)
Rodrigo is part of my personal project entitled “Everyday Strangers”