Starting a new photo series for 2014. After perusing ideas on the interwebs for a few weeks, I’ve decided to do 100 street portraits of complete strangers in 365 days. Besides being just plain fun (and a little intimidating), it will, I’m sure, sharpen my chops as the year progresses.
This is Jeremy. Each year, during the Plymouth Ice Fest, he and a few others make their post on one of the street corners in downtown Plymouth. One man stands on a stool and shouts his preaching to as many people as his voice will carry to. Jeremy wears a sandwich board and silently hands out tracts to those who will accept them. For this second shot of the series, I captured my photographs before I approached the subject. As I photographed him, I noticed that while people passed by, he never made eye contact. He reminded me of the beggars I see on the streets of Detroit. Their blank stares seeming to go right through me.