Matthew Howarth is an internationally published photographer, who is best known for his light painting, and street portraits. You might have seen his light painting in the Epic Light Painting Photographs post. If not, do go check it out. This is one of Matthew Howarth’s latest projects, dubbed: 100 Strangers. The photographer seeks to capture the ordinary everyday commoner (with their permission), and in a way it shows to us all the different people around us.
Matthew Howarth shares with us an insight into the project, and what the 100 Strangers Project is all about, and what it intends to accomplish:
This 100 Strangers Project is all about learning by doing, built around a Flickr group of the same name. Each person sets out to take 100 portraits of strangers they meet for the first time, always asking permission and very often then chatting about the person and their story.
It’s not a race! Everyone interprets the project differently – for some it is photojournalism, for others it is more like a model shoot. I err to the latter – trying to take a Vogue style picture that the stranger will appreciate as something completely different from the other pictures people take of them!
For those of you who want to see more of this project, head over to:
For those of you who want to start their own 100 Strangers Project, go to: