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the 15 MINUTE STRANGER project

I am the kind of person who, despite having good looks, doesn’t have good social skills to match. Well, I was lying about the “good looks” part but I’m dead serious about my lack of social skills. I successfully finished my first photography project, the “Project 365”  last 2009 where you are tasked to take “one photo, one day” for a whole year. Now, I am eager to start a new one.

I come across a photography project named “100 strangers” where you need to approach 100 strangers, get to know them, then take a photograph  portraiture of them. Shooting strangers is fine with me as Photojournalism is something I’m really interested about, but asking information and talking to them is a big difficulty for me. But I believe it’s worth giving it a go.

As I don’t have my own car here in Doha, Carlift and Taxis are my mode of transportation. The idea for “15 Minute Stranger” is get to know the driver of the car, learn something about them, their age, how is their life in Doha, and everything that will get them socially comfortable with me. Then asked them if I can take a portraiture of them. This is the radical way of learning by doing.

I don’t know if i can do justice on this project but I will try my best to learn from it. To get my photography skills and social skills at par with my good looks. Oh well, I am kidding again.

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Posted by Erick Espinosa on August 21, 2011
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  1. 08/21/2011

    Interesting project, except the “good looks” joke. 😐

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    • 08/21/2011
      Erick Espinosa

      yeah… i know right 🙂

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    • 08/21/2011
      JohnLLoy

      ayus na project ito! 😀

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      • 08/22/2011
        Erick Espinosa

        sana magawa ko lang din na maayos. 😛

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  2. 08/22/2011

    hintayin namin ito idol!!

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    • 08/22/2011
      Erick Espinosa

      salamat idol. sana lumakas loob. wahaha

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  3. 10/7/2011
    Reesie

    lumelevel up ka bff ah! bongga ng website! ikaw na, ikaw na talaga! 😉

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    • 10/7/2011
      Erick Espinosa

      bff !!! wow, may gravatar ka pa ah 🙂
      thanks a lot. na up mo itong project ko, gagawin ko pa pala ito 🙂

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      • 10/7/2011
        Reesie

        bongga tong project mo to.. like ko yung pic sa taas. ikaw na tala ang pro!

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        • 10/8/2011
          Erick Espinosa

          nyek. hobby lang ito bff. thanks ng marami 🙂

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