Ellie - stranger #5 / by Nigel Rumsey

Ellie a stranger I met on the street in London Wardour Street, London

I shouldn't have been surprised when Ellie said she worked as a model, she was very striking (and tall), more so than I've made her look here.

I think I've got my 'can I ...' introduction down, but it's still a little nerve racking approaching a very attractive girl on the street and asking if you can take their portrait. As with everyone I've asked so far she was very cool about it. She was in London with friends on a trip from her native Tyneside, where she's studying.

She said if I was ever in the area and needed a model I should look her up, and if I ever had the budget I would. Remember the name Ellie Berry, she just might be big one day!

One thing I need to take more note of when taking these portraits is the background, I really don't like that big block of bright sky to the right side of the frame.

Nikon F3, Kodak Tri-X @ 800, HC-110 'B' 8mins