Does anyone remember reading “The Stranger (L’Étranger)” by Albert Camus in high school while learning about existentialism? It doesn’t really have anything to do with this photo, but now I want to re-read it just because of the title of this blog post!
ANYWAYS…For my Photojournalism class, our first assignment was the classic “Stranger Portrait”. So, meet Uel. I spotted him and knew I had to muster up the good old one-liner “I noticed you from across the room, I love your style, is it okay if I take your portrait?” The turban was an original part of his outfit and the element that first caught my eye to him, but the jacket was something he was trying on at the store and ended up working interestingly in the image.