I randomly met Quana in New York earlier this month. When I left for my east coast trip, I decided to challenge myself to do portraits of a stranger at some point. Quana ended up being the lucky girl. She agreed to be my model/tour guide for a day.
I had no idea what she was going to wear, but she told me people would be staring all day because she was going to stand out. Heads definitely turned everywhere we went. Thats not easy to do in New York haha.
When we first met, she told me if I thought she was too crazy, I could just walk away at any point. I almost bailed on our shoot because I was getting a bit of a crazy person vibe. Luckily, I didn’t. Turns out she’s just a little eccentric and we’ve become good friends that keep in touch daily now :). I’m glad I pushed myself to do something I don’t like to do (approaching strangers for photos.)
Shot with my Nikon D7000 and a 50mm lens. f/4 1/125. Color Efex Pro 4 and PS magic on the edit.