moments with strangers 2

Posted: June 11, 2012 in Photography
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cute couple

Back in April the lovely Ms. Trask, Red, the sister unit and her brood, and I spent a few hours at the New Jersey Folk Festival. While I do enjoy listening to local bands cut their teeth my secret pleasure is this event provides me with a terrific opportunity to photograph people I don’t know. I like to think you can surmise a lot about a person when you catch them in an unguarded moment. Except if they are in mid-sneeze. Then that is simply unfortunate timing. Here’s a sample of furtive shots I took on that day. Enjoy making your own alternate realities for these unsuspecting music lovers! (The first installment of this non-series can be found here.)


dad and daughter

lady with scarf


  1. bronxboy55 says:

    Great photos, John. I like people best when they’re not posing.


  2. I would so be the popcorn girl. In fact, I may need to have popcorn now, just from seeing it by the foot. Love people watching. Are these future characters in your stories?


  3. rangewriter says:

    Love this! I’m a nervous nelly when it comes to taking shots of strangers. I usually end up snapping just as they turn or duck behind someone’s armpit or something. I really like the girl with the scarf.


  4. sparklebumps says:

    Technically I. Am a stranger… You can photograph me anytime. 🙂


  5. Tori Nelson says:

    I always love when I see kids at shows around Nashville. At an Avett Brothers show not too long ago, I had to fight the urge not to high-five the 8-year-old behind me and tell him he might just have the coolest parents in the world. Such a cool experience to give the young ones!


  6. It looks more like kettle corn or korn depending upon how the vendor spells it than popcorn though with that being said or typed, I really like all of these photographs!


  7. I seriously adore your photography. Seriously.


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