#12 - With the Balloons

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a regular series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the photo speak for itself. Have you met any strangers lately?

Conversation With A Stranger #12

Pictured: Rose M. Hasan
Occupation: Balloon art & Decor (owner of Balloony Sandwiches)
Location: The German House

Notice the city around you: “I was at the Bernin' Down the German House photographing bands and fans when I came across Rose. She was helping put together Airigami's giant balloon piggy bank for the popping Break Up the Bank event. She was happy to have her portrait taken in the pillars of red, white & blue balloons.” – S. Reardon

See previous Conversations with a Stranger:
#11 - In a Park
#10 - Scouting a Location
#9 - Training Day
#8 - Behind the Bones
#7 - In A Truck
#6 - Motorcycle Makers
#5 - In a Museum
#4 - On a '57 Bus
#3 - No Longer a Stranger
#2 - An Artist at the Market
#1 - A Luthier on East

See more Strangers: here


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Stephen Reardon, a photographer for over twenty years, has gained much of his professional experience living in Denver & NYC, but these days can be found in Rochester happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial & editorial industry. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

#11- In a Park

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a regular series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the photo speak for itself. Have you met any strangers lately?

Conversation With A Stranger #11

Pictured: Peter Debes
Occupation: Rochester Regional Group Chair for Sierra Club
Location: Cobbs Hill

Notice the city around you: I was just putting my dog back in the car at Cobbs Hill when I saw a group of explorers come off a trail. It was the bright jacket and hat that got me back out into the cold and wind to approach Peter and convince him to have his portrait taken. It took a lot of convincing with the help of one of his fellow explorers, but I got it. Peter provides nature tours with his group ‘Friend of Washington Grovewhich can be found on Facebook.” – S. Reardon

See previous Conversations with a Stranger:
#10 - Scouting a Location
#9 - Training Day
#8 - Behind the Bones
#7 - In A Truck
#6 - Motorcycle Makers
#5 - In a Museum
#4 - On a '57 Bus
#3 - No Longer a Stranger
#2 - An Artist at the Market
#1 - A Luthier on East

See more Strangers: here


Stephen Reardon, a photographer for over twenty years, has gained much of his professional experience living in Denver & NYC, but these days can be found in Rochester happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial & editorial industry. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

#10 - Scouting a Location

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a regular series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the photo speak for itself. Have you met any strangers lately?

Conversation With A Stranger #10

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Pictured: Norah Coughlin
Occupation: Team Member at Rochester Brainery
Location: Rochester Brainery

Notice the city around you: "I was at the Brainery to scout a location for a photo shoot with "First Person Singular" held every month at Rochester Brainery. I had arrived early and was talking with Norah as I stood looking at the great tables and chairs they have. So I put two and two together and got another Conversation With A Stranger portrait." S. Reardon

See previous Conversations with a Stranger:
#9 - Training Day
#8 - Behind the Bones
#7 - In A Truck
#6 - Motorcycle Makers
#5 - In a Museum
#4 - On a '57 Bus
#3 - No Longer a Stranger
#2 - An Artist at the Market
#1 - A Luthier on East

See more Strangers: here


Stephen Reardon, a photographer for over twenty years, has gained much of his professional experience living in Denver & NYC, but these days can be found in Rochester happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial & editorial industry. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

#9 - Training Day

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a regular series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the photo speak for itself. Have you met any strangers lately?

Conversation With A Stranger #9

Pictured: Elizabeth Van Der Horst
Occupation: Rochester MMA fighter (Mixed Martial Arts)
Location: BEDROC MMA

Notice the city around you: "I never do this for my portrait project Conversation With A Stranger, but I searched out Elizabeth after reading an article about her path to become a Mixed Martial Arts World Champion. I was allowed to sit in on a private training day and photograph at BedROC MMA, the gym she calls home. Hoping for much success to Elizabeth Van Der Horst." – S. Reardon

More: Elizabeth is an Undefeated MMA fighter. Currently in Fighters Source Tournament, on her way to fight for the National Title in CA and World Championship Title in Brazil. Follow her at: @battlequeenkiddo, www.facebook.com/BattleQueenKiddo

See previous Conversations with a Stranger:
#8 - Behind the Bones
#7 - In A Truck
#6 - Motorcycle Makers
#5 - In a Museum
#4 - On a '57 Bus
#3 - No Longer a Stranger
#2 - An Artist at the Market
#1 - A Luthier on East

See more Strangers: here


Stephen Reardon, a photographer for over twenty years, has gained much of his professional experience living in Denver & NYC, but these days can be found in Rochester happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial & editorial industry. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

#8 - Behind the Bones

For those new to this monthly installment, Conversation with A Stranger  is a regular series from local photographer Stephen S. Reardon. This quick post captures a local stranger and only gives a tiny bit of background – but not much else. We’ll let the photo speak for itself. Have you met any strangers lately?

Conversation With A Stranger #8

Pictured: Gerald Lembke
Occupation: Works for the Housing Council at Path Stone and is door Security at LUX
Location: LUX

Notice the city around you: "I saw Gerald greeting guests at the door at LUX with one of his Halloween friends. He was talking through the skeleton's bone jaw asking for ID and I knew right then we had to talk. If you know anything about LUX, it's almost always Halloween." – S. Reardon.

See previous Conversations with a Stranger:
#7 - In A Truck
#6 - Motorcycle Makers
#5 - In a Museum
#4 - On a '57 Bus
#3 - No Longer a Stranger
#2 - An Artist at the Market
#1 - A Luthier on East

See more Strangers: here


Stephen Reardon, a photographer for over twenty years, has gained much of his professional experience living in Denver & NYC, but these days can be found in Rochester happily creating iconic portraits for the commercial & editorial industry. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.