From Jakob Schiller’s story for Wired Magazine:
If you’re ever broken down on the side of an American highway and a woman with a light meter around her neck stops her car and approaches you, don’t be afraid. She’s not there to rob or hurt you.
It’s just Amy Stein, and all she wants to do is take your picture for her portrait series, Stranded. It might be a little awkward at first, but you’ll quickly see she’s chatty, friendly and not only carries a camera, but also a set of jumper cables, a jack, water and snacks.
For nearly a decade now, Stein has been traversing the country helping and photographing motorists. The project, as interesting as it is just as a concept, is not just about people stuck in shitty situations. Motorists for Stein are a stand-in for something larger.