100 Strangers : Round 5 : No. 431 : David and Terry by phil_howcroft

100 Strangers : Round 5 : No. 431 : David and Terry

We were in Newark this afternoon. As we walked around the market my wife noticed 3 men having a chat on a bench, she suggested they might make a good photo. So I walked over towards them and asked if I could take some photos of them. David and Terry agreed straight away but the other man moved away and said “no thank you”. His mates laughed at him, but he said he was wearing work wear branded clothing so he didn’t want to be photographed.

So instead of three men (three is a magic number in photography), you have two men, David and Terry.

Dave and Terry are best mates. They have known each other for many years, in fact David knew Terry’s brother before he knew Terry.

I asked them if this was a regular bench that they meet up for a chat.

David told, yes it was their regular bench, but it was usually situated in front of the council houses and pointed to the area it was usually located in. The council had moved it because of the scaffolding in front of the council house and the building repairs to the front facade and roof. “It’s too dangerous to sit over there”

I shot a few photos of David and Terry and thanked them for their time.

We then went on our way and I did a visit to all the charity shops in the town looking for vintage lenses and cameras. As we walked through a shopping arcade, I saw David and Terry in a cafe, sat at the table by the front window. I gave them a wave as I passed and wondered to myself if that was their table !

That’s it a nice little story of Dave and Terry and their friendship, a nice warm story for my strangers project
Fun story as always. Nice portraits!
May 15th, 2024  
A very touching portrait of a friendship in black and white. A successful shot. Your wife has a good eye!
May 15th, 2024  
I can see why you like this project Phil. It gives you such a great chance to chat to people and get a good photo at the same time. I love a good chat! :)
May 15th, 2024  
Lovely story, and they seem to be very friendly folks!
May 15th, 2024  
Great guys and love their story, they look like real characters. Black and white definitely suits the photo. Curious as to why 3 is a magic number in photography?
May 15th, 2024  
Great story & a lovely shot of the two friends.
May 15th, 2024  
Great shot and story
May 15th, 2024  
Great shot of the two, shame the third was too bashful !!
May 15th, 2024  
They look like nice chaps! Great shot.
May 15th, 2024  
Nice b&w portrait/street scene
May 16th, 2024  
a classic
May 16th, 2024  
nice shot of pleasant looking men ... interesting story
May 16th, 2024  
I'll bet No. 3 was 'working from home'! A lovely story of three pals! Or was it two?! ;-)
May 16th, 2024  
A classic pose for a couple of oldish men. Love it!
May 16th, 2024  
Great shot of these two mates
May 16th, 2024  
Great portrait capture of the two buddies sitting ther together. I like their 'who cares' pose; happy to be together without worries.
May 16th, 2024  
they look like best buds
May 16th, 2024  
Well done
May 16th, 2024  
Sounds like Jane is your partner in crime! Good spotting! Nice entertaining story too……the tale of a couple if friends meeting up is heartwarming. They must be a great support to each other. Good men have this sort of thing….us women can do this all week! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
May 16th, 2024  
Great story and photo Phil, a bit like Last of the Summer wine!
May 16th, 2024  
Very nice story to go with this shot. Long-time friends are the best!
May 17th, 2024  
Great photo and so interesting to get some background into their friendship. Well done.
May 17th, 2024  
Putting the world to rights, no doubt. Fab photo
May 18th, 2024  
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