Haze's strangers: No. 181: Jeremy  by quietpurplehaze

Haze's strangers: No. 181: Jeremy

On a recent visit to Mottisfont Abbey, a local National Trust property, a friend and I took the buggy from the entrance up into the grounds. As we neared the walled garden, our destination, I had the idea of asking the volunteer driver if he would participate in my portraiture project.

He quickly and willingly agreed and I took a few photos from where I was sitting in the buggy. I saw from his name badge that he was Jeremy. I offered photos but he said that he had lots as he was a keen photographer himself. I asked what type of photography he liked and he said 'everything' and went on to explain further: landscapes, animals, on safari, and told me about a recent Christmas visit to Kew Gardens where he took hand-held night shots.

I then asked about cameras and Jeremy told me, as I really had expected, that he has a Canon DSLR but went on to say that he has just bought a Canon EOS-R, mirrorless camera which sounds to be all-dancing, all-singing. He is really chuffed with this new camera, said he only needs a small camera bag now and can even fit his wallet and phone in.

Jeremy is in his 11th year as a volunteer for the National Trust. He started as a guide for woodland walks and now just drives the buggy.

We had a ride back down from the walled garden to the café in the house where we said good-by and thanks to Jeremy.


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Lovely portrait, and I always enjoy your stranger stories and portraits!
January 13th, 2020  
I bet he thinks this is the best ever photo of him.....a lovely smile & you obviously enjoyed hearing about his photography news.
January 13th, 2020  
A lovely portrait of your stranger.
January 13th, 2020  
Wonderful portrait shot and narrative
January 13th, 2020  
bep
A lovely portrait. Nice you shared the same interest in photography and cameras.
January 13th, 2020  
it is an excellent photo of Jeremy and a lovely story , you know my feelings on mirrorless cameras :)
January 13th, 2020  
Fabulous portrait! Fav.
January 14th, 2020  
A lovely stranger portrait and a nice chat about photography from Jeremy.
January 14th, 2020  
Wonderful portrait and interesting story.
January 14th, 2020  
Wonderful portrait and interesting story behind it
January 14th, 2020  
Nice portrait
January 14th, 2020  
Great composition and light. A wonderful portrait.
January 14th, 2020  
Excellent portrait of Jeremy and a lovely narrative as always Hazel:)
January 14th, 2020  
What a super portrait, I hope he likes it too
January 14th, 2020  
He's clearly very knowledgeable about cameras, and a most charismatic man!
January 16th, 2020  
Thank you so much everyone for your visits and comments on my latest stranger portrait. Jeremy was totally happy to have his photo taken - and totally uninterested in having a copy! I have had a bit of a lull in taking stranger portraits as I have felt self-conscious/embarrassed having to use trekking poles for walking. This was a good one to take as I was sitting in the buggy. Now I have 'got in motion' again with portraits hopefully it will be easier.

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January 17th, 2020  
lovely portrait of Jeremy
January 17th, 2020  
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