I found our next stranger sitting in The Green during the golden hour just before sunset.
Peyton was uptown with her male companion, Sheldon, to visit Discovery Place (a local hands-on science and technology museum), but it turned out to be closed.
What do you do for fun? “I watch movies, and I hang out with my friends a lot.”
What music do you listen to? “It’s either classic rock or country.”
What advice would you give to your younger self? “Try more things maybe like branch out. I was kind of shy, so I didn’t really try a lot of stuff.”
What are your goals? “I want to go to Clemson University.”
I told her that’s where I went to college. “Really? You went to Clemson! Gosh, I love that school. Some of my family are around there, and so we’ve just always been fans of the school. My grandma has been a super-fan since the eighties. They were there when the new library was opened. I just love the campus so much.”
“I want to major in English or Communications and be an editor. I’d love to be a book editor, but that’s not very realistic so probably just a business editor.”
Where would you want to live? “If I was by myself or with a roommate or something, then, yes, big city. As soon as I got a family, I would want to move to the suburbs.”
Do you have any causes that you work for? “Well, I volunteer at Holy Angels a lot. It’s little place in Gaston County. It’s sort of like a nursing home, except it’s for kids and adults with mental disabilities.”
Thank you so much Peyton for being part of my 100 Strangers Project.
Technical Notes: Peyton was already sitting with her back to the sun, so I decided to try to capture a backlit photo. Luckily, the light bouncing off a building was bright enough so that her face was still lit up. I lowered the color temperature in Lightroom to reduce the orange cast and to introduce the cooler green tones.