After an hour and 30 minute drive I met up with Roland aka Rivera in the city of Münster "Germany" for what is well known as Rosenmontags part of the festive season when celebrating carnival. Our task for the day and my very first in this type of photography was to photograph strangers. I've been wanting to photograph strangers for a while, ever since coming across Markus Schwarze 's 365 day stranger project, today was that day.
This is my first upload, we spotted him a good few meters away and it was people like this guy we wanted to target, people with character, people that stood out from the crowd and this guy was one of them. This was not the first person I had approached but by this time I felt comfortable enough to ask just about anyone. I asked him in English if I could take his photo but he assumed we wanted him to take a photo of us to which I replied no, we would like to take a photo of you and as you can see he agreed. We asked him kindly if he would move backwards a little, level with a large shop window that cast a lovely yellow light and made an ideal location that acted as rim light. I rattled a number of shot's off, 6 in total and this was my favourite - after the short session we said thank you and he continued on his way and we continued on ours..