Joseph the stranger

story makes a story or Joseph the stranger

May 23, 2015 - single portrait

Some (long) time ago i posted the story when we first met. Joseph was curious why i wanted to take a picture of him and i promised to bring him the printed portrait. Life is too busy and I did not noticed that almost half a year passed since we met. last week i just did it, i printed his portrait in a little bit bigger size that he wanted to see it and went to search for my stranger. I was lucky that i met him exactly in the moment when he and his mom were on the stairs on the way to somewhere. (he told me the address when we first met, so it was very easy to find the street and the building). After half a minute of recollections he smiled and said that he absolutely forgot about this moment. ok, i opened the paper covered  print and he smiled again. So this time i asked him for picture with the picture of him in his hands and finally i got what i wanted. i closed the circle and Joseph got his portrait. thank you everybody.

› tags: 50mm / blackandwhite / canon 5d / israel / Jerusalem / photography / portrait / story / stranger / Victorbezrukov /


  1. wow, what a great story and picture. i time and again brought prints to people but never took a picture of them with their portraits in hand. such a great idea, hones. thats 100strangers 2.0 so to say. i am very happy and proud you shared this with us and our project. please keep going, honey.

  2. He was definitely happy, I love see him posing :))

  3. Thank you Lena and Trill ! this moment was in my head when i got his address when we meet the first time. but impossible to guess when the second moment will be and how impressive it can be. and i agree with lena – he was absolutely happy and smiled like a kid . also his mom 🙂

  4. IjonTichy says:

    Hi Victor, it’s really great to see that you followed up with Joseph 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us.

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