Ben – Stranger #50
Image by Enthuan
Back on the Grand Place in Lille, I started looking for my stranger # 50.
I spotted someone who, like the stranger # 48, was enjoying the sun sitting on the fountain that stands in the center of the square.
When I asked him what his name was, he gave me his full name. He had a slight accent and had an Arab-sounding name, so I do not understood at all and I made him repeat.
"- Ben" he responded to be simple.
Ben does not speak French very well. He first told me he did not want to be photographed, thinking that I was going to ask him for money.
I explained that it was just like that, I take the picture, we discuss … In all simplicity.
Ben lives in Wazemmes, a southern district of Lille. He works in a snack. As usual, I did not want to bother him too long and I quickly left him but I felt it was someone very kind and very smiling.
Thanks to him!
Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page
Canon EOS 500D
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM
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