the story behind the face: my second stranger portrait was a little easier than my first. i, however, still totally forgot to get this woman’s name. i need to work on my approaching skills and post-portrait conversation.

the story behind the photo: this photo was taken inside the Oasis Sandwich Shop in downtown Monroe, NC. as i walked up to the glass walled store front, i saw this woman smile at me from behind the counter. her blue eyes struck me from the distance, and i knew right away i wanted to ask her.  after a quick photo (she was anxious to return to work), i thanked her and left the shop. i love how the atmosphere and small context clues help tell a story about this little “hole-in-the-wall” shop.