100 Strangers : Round 2 : No. 113 : Siân

Meet Siân , my 113th stranger.

I met Siân in Nottingham last weekend and she was with Rachel (stranger 111).

Siân and Rachel were outside Boots on Lower Parliament Street . There was a campaign taking place by the Nottingham East Labour Party Women's Forum.

The campaign was raising peoples awareness about charges for the morning after pill. Boots said they would drop the price in line with other retailers from October 2017, but haven’t yet done this.

It was Siân who I first approached and asked her about the demonstration. She gave me a leaflet and explained what was happening. When I introduced the concept of 100 strangers she said yes but asked me if I would send the pictures to their Women's Forum Facebook page (which I did).

I asked Siân to move over towards the window of Boots to pose for me. At that point Siân produced the headscarf and put in on her head as you can see in the photo. I didn't ask about the scarf, I just took a few images, as I thought it would make a great picture.

I've gone for a close crop (first one I've done on my project) as it has much more impact with the scarf.

I found Siân on Facebook via the Womens forum group and she is quite an serious campaigner in the group, raising peoples awareness on several important issues. It is good to see a younger person committed to politics. I am sure Labour leader Jeremy would approve of Siân's commitment
This is stranger number 113 in my second round of 100 strangers. To find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page


My own strangers can be seen here:

You certainly are into the stranger shots Phil.
posted November 18th, 2017  
The scarf makes the viewer concentrate on Sian's eyes. Wonderful capture, Phil. I always enjoy the stories that go with your magnificent portraits.
posted November 18th, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted November 18th, 2017  
Fav! Mysterious, slightly angst-making. Well done, Phil.
posted November 18th, 2017  
A very powerful portrait, Phil and the close crop works well.
posted November 18th, 2017  
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