100 Strangers : Stranger No 20

Meet Hemoshree the sweetest and cutest of all strangers till date. Discovered her at ‘Soti Mar Dol Mela’ in Kalyani. It was one of those hot and humid day in the city and as usual I was tired already of too much sweating.

Okay. Now I want you to think of a situation, ‘You are walking down the street with your camera and you are taking photos as usual, here and there, looking for the right moment, looking for the right subjects and all of a sudden you have discovered someone is looking at you for quite some time, silently’. Now that’s something will surely make you stop, for a moment maybe. Well I am that photographer. Hemoshree was observing a strange photographer for sometime who is trying so hard to take good photographs and he was sweating profusely.

I stopped for a moment, went to her and asked her name. Without any hesitation she said her name. I think she is hardly 5 to 6 years old, but her big and bold eyes were really attractive and it brought some sweet maturity to her face. She was waiting for her parents, who were suppose to fetch her after the payer (Pujo). I came to know that she is from Kalyani and all the answers she gave me without any kind of fear. Hmm, now let me rethink this once more. She is 6 years old and I am a stranger with a huge black camera, the environment is noisy and her parents are not around. How confident will you be to talk to any stranger and answer all the questions ?

Not only her big eyes but also the sea blue background, yellow dress and the way she put her wrist on her side face was the perfect pose for me. Even the way she told me her name and where from she is just soo cute. She was tired, you can feel it, but I am really impressed the way she interacted with me, I mean I am not sure whether I would have been able to talk to some stranger in her age.

Photo has been taken using Nikon 50mm 1.8G lens wide open, the colors came pretty vibrant but the framing could have been better. The lighting was under control as the subject was under the shade.

Hemoshree is sweet, isn’t it ? What do you think ? Don’t forget to drop me a note. Today is 15th April so wish you Shubho Naboborsho (15th April is the Bengali New Year for the Bengalis all over the world). Enjoy your day.

About avirup

A software engineer by profession & a photographer by passion. Indian by birth, proud Bengali & hail from the City of Joy, Kolkata. Exploring various places, people & their cultures, lifestyles through viewfinder fascinate me a lot. I would like to define these photographs as my life journals, pieces of my life journey, my imaginations through lens.

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  1. katinha April 17, 2015

    ooooh noooo, I have just wrote a comment and it was deleted. anyway, what I like about the photo is blue-violet-yellow-black eyes color simphony. the girl is super cute and looks really puzzled and more has sort of question what do you think you are doing? and the way she answers to you shows me she has an attitude. like a little fighter girl. I think your framing is awesome. Me gusta 100 project, it is like meeting different people. Take care!

    • avirup April 17, 2015 — Post Author

      Oh really ? I think its problem with Jetpack. I will check.

      Thanks Katinha for nice words. Yes, colors really came nice in this photo. “Me gusta 100 project” means “I like 100 projects” I know few words in Tagalog (like gusto mo :P), which has some similarities with Spanish. I am glad you like this project. Long way to go, I am taking hell lot of time to find my strangers.

      You take care too :)

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