31 Strangers Project/ Spring Summer 2011 Edition! [Columbus Ohio Photographer]

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I loved doing the 31 Strangers Project so much that I decided to start it again. What is 31 Strangers? It is a project that expands not only your photographic comfort zone, but also your personal comfort zone! In 31 days, you walk up to 31 strangers and ask to photograph them. I tell them about the project, get their first name (so we are no longer strangers!) and get to know something about them. I am a bit behind in posting and photographing as I just returned from a photo shoot in Michigan, but the fun is in catching up!

Meet Judy, Elizabeth, Susan, Mary Alice and Elin. I saw them one Saturday morning at the riverfront in downtown Columbus, Ohio participating in the Dragon Boat races. It was the first Dragon Boat event in Columbus. Boats were brought in from Pittsburgh, Pa and these ladies were part of a team called the MOV'n Dragons. MOV in Mov'n is for Mid Ohio Valley and the group was from Marietta, Ohio. The team members were all either cancer survivors (or as Judy said - "thrivers") or were a support person/caregiver for someone with cancer. These gals inspired me to start the Strangers Project again! I hope to see them next year at the Dragon Boat races on our riverfront!

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Bonnie said...

What an inspiring project. Love the weathered, joyful faces.

O'Melly said...

This is refreshingly beautiful!
I think I may have to do this project!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love these types of projects and one day, I'll actually do it myself!

Anne said...

Joy, i love these photos! you really captured beautifully the event and the activity around it.

Gone Country said...

What a neat project! I'm too shy to ever do anything like that!

I like the colors of the boats and the personalities that were captured in the ladies! Great photos!