Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sea World, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 1990

Here I was feeding a dolphin and then I pet it. It felt like a wet beach ball.

Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA, March 1990

So I've got a few photos for this one. My dad and I drove from Toronto to Florida for march break when I was in grade three. I think I wore the same outfit every day. I was very stylish. I was also obsessed with hugging all the people in costumes and waited in line forever to see Mickey.





Monday, June 18, 2007

Pugnic, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 28th 2006

I was at the semi-annual Pugnic taking photos of my dog (the one with the black harness) when all these other pugs got into the shot. Who are THEY? Actually...who is that woman poking my dog in the eye?

Manhatten, New York, USA, March 19 2004

This was some sort of Peach March or Anti-War March that wound it's way through mid-madhatten on a crisp day. I didn't see it start and I didn't see it end but it was huge and there was lot's of honking. I don't know anybody in this photo.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Great Glebe Garage Sale, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 27 2006

As far as I’m concerned, these are all strangers in the background as I was just taking a photo of the spectacle of having someone play the piano on a busy street corner.

Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada, December 16th 2006

So I’m kicking this off with a couple of my own photos. This one is at the bottom of the hill in the Ski village at Mont Tremblant. As you can see, I am enjoying some maple toffee on a stick.

The only person in the background that can really be made out is the guy in the black toque.

Welcome to Strangers in the Background!

I’m currently working on getting everything up and running but let me start you off with the general idea.

We all have photos with strangers in the background. Some are on vacation, some at local events, even family gatherings. We could be looking at these same strangers for years and know nothing about them except they way they looked at a particular moment in time.

This site is a collection of such photos organized by location and date where people can submit photos and also look for themselves and people they know in the backgrounds.

If you would like to submit a photo (or multiple photos) please send an email to [strangersinthebackground at gmail dot com] with the following information:

  • attached photo(s)
  • location (city, province/state, country, event/specific locale)
  • date (year month and day - estimations must be noted)
  • a couple sentences describing what’s going on in the photo

I reserve the right to edit the photo for size and possibly decency as well as to edit the description for grammar and flow if necessary.