Tell Me a Story

by PJ Ortiz Luis

The online portfolio of Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis, a storyteller utilizing different mediums of art including film photography, dance, and performance poetry.

100 Strangers - Pam!

thank you pam, i am really behind on this blogging thing.  and that comment made me realize i need to post more often.  

this photo is part of a project of mine called “100 Strangers” where i track my progress as a photographer through a series of portraits taken over time of people i meet while living my everyday life.  i must accompany it with an observation on the person, the approach, the story surrounding the photo, or some sort of narrative.

when i ask to take a stranger’s photo…its because there is something about them at that moment that draws me towards them.  i can’t put a finger on why i needed to ask her, but i’m glad i did.  every other stranger i’ve photographed from the front, she turned to the side and gave me her profile…like she has modeled before.  the resulting image is this yellow-washed portrait of a woman.

camera:  Canon Canonflex RM
film:  cross-processed Fuji Velvia 50F