The first three of these portraits are from a 30 day photography challenge I did for Worth1000 in Jan 2010. Here is a link to my blog if you are interested in the stories behind the pictures. I was going out each day and trying to have a conversation and photograph a stranger. I find people don't really communicate with each other these days and it tends to promote fear of strangers.
I really enjoyed doing these images and have been thinking about doing a book titled "Talking to Strangers" where I photograph people and document a little about their lives and what they are doing that day.