So you've maybe noticed from my story that I've been a bit disorganised of the weekend getting people pencilled in for my portrait project. It may seem like I'm somehow curating the people I'm photographing but honestly it's just whoever gets in touch and is free to meet up. And as there's been so many people interested, most days are filled a week or so in advance. I've spent this weekend chilling with my wife and our grumpy wee dog, so this project took a bit of a backseat and had to work round our other plans. Today I found myself without a 'pre-arranged' face so I decided to head outside while the sun was still shining and speak to a total stranger. I spotted Kier (or rather his shirt) from across the street and decided to say hi. I knew as soon as I spoke to him he was at least going to say no nicely 😂 and even better he was up for it. He's originally from Airdrie and is studying Zoology in Aberdeen (he actually knows a previous participant in this project too from his course, Aberdeen's such a village.) Anyway, got home with a warm fuzzy feeling having spoken to a total stranger and them saying yes right away. Maybe I should be finding more subjects this way, but it's pretty draining when I know most of the time people are more likely to say no than yes... what are your thoughts? More total strangers, or get through that backlog of lovely people who have already volunteered?