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Lindsey (Stranger #90)

Lindsey Stranger painting

Lindsey (Stranger #90)
Acrylic on Canvas

Stranger 90/100 – Lindsey

100 Strangers - LindseyStranger 90/100 – Lindsey

“Don’t be fearful…”

Meet Lindsey.

What advice would you give to your younger self? “I’d probably say just don’t be fearful. Fear doesn’t really solve anything… it just prevents a lot. As a kid I feel like I was really fearful, and I feel like, now that I’ve grown up, I feel like there wasn’t much to be fearful about.”

Did something change? “I guess it was an epiphany.”

What is your biggest challenge right now? “I guess just thinking outside the box. Like it’s really easy to get caught up in living life, doing the 9 to 5, working, getting money, paying bills… like getting caught up in that. Being more creative, getting outside of what I usually do, experiences…”

What is your creative outlet? “I make music.”

Now you’ve got my interest… what kind of music do you make? “I would say it’s alternative R&B.”

Are you active in the local music scene? “I’m not. Not yet. Getting there… but not yet.”

What are your goals? “I guess right now just like gaining experience. I don’t really have any goals other than working. Just gaining experience so I can have that wisdom so I can speak it in my music.”

What’s the biggest misconception about you? “I feel like a lot of people think I’m really chill… kind of like very laid back, easy-going, but I’m very like a child… I’m very childish. {laughs}”

Technical Notes: It was an overcast day, so I decided to bring my LED panel instead of a reflector. We were under an overhang, and I used the LED panel to light up the right side of Lindsey’s face.

Stranger 44/100 – Lindsey

Stranger-44–Lindsey.jpgI caught our next stranger while she was slightly lost and looking for the post office.

Meet Lindsey.

What advice would you give to your younger self? “I know it sounds corny, but just being myself. I spent so much time being all these different versions of myself, but it wasn’t until college that I actually tried being true to myself.”

What changed? “I fell in love. And he helped me fall in love with the parts of me that I tried to hide for so long.”

What is your greatest struggle right now? “Feeling like I’m experiencing a mid-life crisis at the age of 24. I really don’t know what I’m doing with my life, or what I want to be, or where I’m heading. But maybe that’s normal. I hope so.”

Technical Notes: This photo was taken in an open plaza with natural light. There was a bright reflection of the sun in in the building she was facing providing a nice catch light in her eyes.