the story behind the face: my first stranger portrait was nerve wracking. i totally forgot to get this lovely young woman’s name, and i struggled with my exposure. regardless, i am happy i’ve started this project.

the story behind the photo: i was outside of a heavily inspired 50’s cleaner in downtown Monroe, NC when i decided to go in and ask to take a stranger portrait. ¬†she was nervous, but stood near the window while i framed the shot. i really love how the elements in the background bring such an interesting story to the photo.