i’m jealous of amber byrne mahoney

Oh, I do love a good Polaroid, and this project, titled Present Company, is full of them! In order to have a genuine interaction with someone she might otherwise never know, Washington DC based photographer Amber Byrne Mahoney walks up to complete strangers, asks to take their photo, and then has them answer one of two questions… “if you could ask a perfect stranger anything in the world, what would it be?” or “what is one thing you’d like people to know about you?” Their images, and answers, are below:



Love! Now, for a little behind the scenes… the reason Amber started this project was because of a chance encounter with a man, named Tyrone, shown in the final photo. It’s a lovely story filled with good will, guitars, and a whole bunch of warm fuzzies! You have to go and read this story!

And on that note, I’ll wish you all a happy weekend… see you on Monday!

ps. If you’d like to participate in ‘Present Company’, you can learn more here.






comments (4)

  1. present company on the jealous curator. « live it out photo blog /// 04.27.2012 /// 7:26am

    [...] company project has been featured on the jealous curator! i’ve been a huge fan of her site for ages and i’m so honored to be a part of the [...]

  2. bree [capitolromance] /// 04.27.2012 /// 8:49am

    Tyrone’s story gets me every time! Love Amber & her amazing present company!

  3. the jealous curator /// 04.27.2012 /// 9:49am

    i know! i got all teary-eyed when i read it… major warm fuzzies on a friday morning!

  4. amber /// 04.27.2012 /// 10:04am

    thank you so much! you made my day. week. month.