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Calgary, 62 years of memories

Married for 60 years It never ceases to amaze me the things people talk about, or the memories and stories people share with me, on the streets of Calgary. Some are funny, some are sad but many like that of Nikolai remind me of the good in people. Nikolai is of Russian origin but emigrated to Canada 62 years ago,…

A very Canadian protest

A well behaved but noisy protest An anti-oilsands protest took place in downtown Calgary on Wednesday (Jan 22) morning with a pro-energy group also holding a counter-rally of its own. Approx 100 or so protesters turned up and both sides were in fine voice, in what was a very Canadian demonstration. At times it seemed like each side took it in…

International Street Photography Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland

I was very excited to learn that a second image by myself, Calgary street photographer, Chris Toombes had been chosen by a panel of experts to hang in the International Street Photography Exhibition at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Glasgow Scotland during January 2020. The Glasgow Gallery of Photography The Glasgow Gallery began as a free online gallery in…

Calgary’s lost soles

The fascination of abandoned shoes As a street photographer I always stop and photograph items that have been either dropped, misplaced or discarded. In particular I love to photograph abandoned or lost footwear, sometimes the shoes may even be new and fashionable. For many street photographers, myself included, they’re fascinated by the context they find lost shoes; intrigued by how…

Mr Bling

Often while I’m walking The Streets of Calgary I come across many colourful characters and Jamie certainly fell into that category. I couldn’t help notice the bling he had hanging around his neck, as well as the two watches, the gold rings and other trinkets that adorned his person. Dressed in a bright Orange hoodie, Jamie really stood out amongst…

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