The idea for this project came from a blog post, “How to Photograph Strangers.” Street photography can be unnerving. How do you walk up to a stranger in a strange country and ask them if you can shoot their portrait? That’s the point of this project. If you do this 100 times, you’ll get better at it.
In this project suggested by the folks at Against the Grain, I am taking a year’s worth of photos without developing any of them until the very end. I am using the same film – Kodak Tri-X – but shooting with a camera manufactured in a different decade each month, starting with the 1890s.