Ian Taylor started this body of work as a project to memorialise the brief interactions that we have with strangers throughout our lives. Ian would generate these interactions by talking to strangers on the street; just a normal day that included an unexpected conversation.
Through lockdown it evolved into more. Ian used the project to document his local community during a unique event in our history and, in a bid to broaden the dialogue, he introduced new questions that prompted some unexpected answers. As well as celebrating the diversity of people in Oxfordshire, it became an interesting way for a community to learn more about its members.
Sometimes you should just talk to a stranger, you never know, you might find out something amazing about them.
View all the project pictures on Instagram @theexcusemeproject