100 Strangers : Round 3 : No. 270 : Reeta and Bindi by phil_howcroft

100 Strangers : Round 3 : No. 270 : Reeta and Bindi

I was in Nottingham this morning and had a walk around the city centre, doing some street photography and as always looking out for strangers for my project.

When I was walking around the Sneinton market area of the city I walked past a Fashion shop and saw a beautiful little Yorkshire Terrier (Bindi) sat in the entrance / door. She was on her own, watching the world go by. I went up to say hello to her and she was really friendly, wagging her tail and allowing me to stroke and chat to her. As I was chatting to her and making a fuss Bidi’s twin arrived on the scene, Skull, quickly followed by their human, Reeta.

I had a chat with Reeta about her dogs, Reeta telling my that the word Bindi describes the coloured dot worn on the centre of the forehead, originally by Hindus and Jains from the Indian subcontinent .
I asked Reeta what kind of shop was Bindi “guarding”. Reeta told me it was the home “One BC”, an independent fashion brand designing bespoke, made to measure clothing. Her website describes it better than I can...”One BC is an innovative, independent British fashion brand for men and women. We specialise in creative cutting & attention to detail, made to measure for you. We provide a truly unique and bespoke service, all hand-made in the studio. Be it jeans, wedding frocks, suits and shirts; we can bring your vision to life.”

I asked Reeta how long she had been designing clothing, Reeta told me she had over 20 years experience. I asked her if she had studied at Trent Uni’ as it had a good reputation for Fashion Design. Reeta told me she studied in Northampton and her husband studied at Trent Uni’.

I then told her about my strangers project and asked her if I could take her photo with her dogs. Reeta said it would be a pleasure. By this time Skull had gone back into the shop / studios, so I asked Reeta to scoop up Bindi and I took some photos with my Sony A7. As you can see Bindi and Rita make a great team, although I think Bindi is trying to be the star of the photoshoot. I gave Reeta a contact card and she gave me one of hers. I told her to contact me if she wanted some copies if the photo. I wished her a good days trading and thanked her for the photos.

Reeta’s website address for her business is shown below if you want to take a peek

https://one-bc.com/
Great portrait and I especially like the poop's facial expression - sort of Calvin ('Calvin and Hobbes') meets a heavy-metal drummer :)
July 25th, 2021  
What a lovely woman! Love that tongue. LOL! Well done.
July 25th, 2021  
This is a terrific one Phil! That bright smile, the pop of colour from her scarf, and that sweet silly dog.
July 25th, 2021  
That’s a big tongue ;)
July 25th, 2021  
You have such interesting conversations with people and we have some great portraits from you to enjoy!
July 25th, 2021  
nice capture
July 25th, 2021  
lovely lady
July 25th, 2021  
What an interesting story and a very charming photo
July 25th, 2021  
Fav. One of your best, Phil. Both the lady and the dog are very well groomed, as if they were waiting to be photographed. I like the lovely smile on Reeta's face and the colour of her hair. With its tongue out the dog looks like it is making a funny face at you.
July 25th, 2021  
Wow, this is incredible Phil. You're right they are both very photogenic and your story makes fascinating reading. A credit to your photographic skills!
July 25th, 2021  
Reeta is a great advertisement for her fashion brand, she looks just as she should…her dog is very cute too…..fave & now I will have a look at her link.
July 25th, 2021  
Very nice shot
July 26th, 2021  
A lovely vibrant portrait. Fav!
July 26th, 2021  
Great capture Phil.
July 26th, 2021  
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