I guarantee I have mangled this lovely woman's name [I did, it's Gifty, not Gifta... have now corrected it!]. I really need to start bringing a note pad with me to jot information down on (Gifty, please drop me an e-mail and I'll gladly correct any error!). I spotted her patiently waiting for her bus on Old Street in Shoreditch. She was on her way to church... and there I stood with a beer in my hand (well, it was a Friday evening afterall). She had on a beautiful outfit and had a phenomenal presence about her, all of which made me notice her from quite a distance away. I chatted with her and asked if she'd pose for me. She was friendly and patient, a perfect stranger encounter really. I am happy with how this shot turned out, it's exactly how she looked when she first caught my eye.
Thanks very much Gifty... I hope you enjoyed your church service.
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