100 Strangers : Stranger No 21

Believe it or not I never had a plan to start working on 100 strangers project project untill I have started meet interesting people in Philippines. Being a newbie in the blogging platform I faced a lot of challenges and one of them was the 100 strangers project. Getting to know 100 people might sound interesting but in reality to discover such personality is not exactly an easy task. How many times you get to know interesting people. Really? I am sure not too many.

Considering the work pressure, heavy DSLR and time constrain I decided to go slow with this project. Its been almost a year and I only have 20 strangers. That’s reality. But I am not disappointed. Get to know new people was always been my passion and this project gave me the opportunity to fulfil that.

It’s time to introduce you with my stranger no 21. Well the bad part is I really can’t recall her name. She is tribal lady from Zambales and I found her at Nagsasa Cove in Pundaquit in April 2014. It’s was around 8am in the morning and she came right in front of my camp to sell her bamboo arts and crafts like hookah, cigarette holder, smoking pipe, bow & arrow etc. She is soft-spoken; when she was selling those items to me I told her that they are nice but not exactly cheap. She smiled and offer me a cheaper alternative instead of negotiating with me.

That’s right. Being an Indian that’s a rare scenario. I liked her works, bought few of them too. Even more impressive was her calmness and the art of dealing with local & foreign customers, considering she does not know the english language very well.

I am sure if you are planning your trip to Pundaquit in San Antonio, Zambales you should be able to locate her. And if you do, let me know your story. The photo taken using Nikon 40mm 2.8G lens. It’s been a long time since my last post. Hope you are doing great as usual.

Let me know what you think of my stranger no 21. Have a good 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 May 6, 2015

    I have always admired persistent people who fight for themselves. This lady looks like one of them. I love local arts and crafts, so next time you find artist/seller like this, it would be nice to see what you bought. :D Salud de Andalucia!

    • avirup May 7, 2015 — Post Author

      Yup. But I can’t seem to find out the things I bought. That’s me. Hope you are doing well and can you help me to understand the meaning of “Salud de Andalucia” ? :)

      • Katinha May 10, 2015

        No worries, you will have it in mind next time you find yourself shopping from local craftsman. ;)
        Oh thanks for asking, I am doing happy and busy as my friends and family have been visiting me here in Spain since two weeks so we are traveling around Andalusian villages. Salud means expressing good wishes! Hope you are doing great too!

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