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The Streets Of Calgary

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Something missing in his life

Gerard was sitting on a park bench in Central Memorial Park when I stopped to ask him if I could shoot his portrait. He was happy to oblige and just wanted to know why I wanted his photo. I explained that as a street photographer I always enjoyed talking to people and that I was documenting the stories of people…

Lauran Mayell Pure Country

One of the great things about downtown Calgary is the music stage that is set up every summer along Stephen Ave. The music stage hosts a mix of breaking and well known music acts from Calgary and the surrounding areas. It’s a place I often visit to catch a free lunchtime concert and take a break from documenting the streets…

2020 brings a new website

If you’re reading this then you’ve found our new website “The Streets Of Calgary” brought to you by myself, Chris Toombes or as some of you may know me, City Street Photos. Why a new website you ask? Well previously I have posted content and other interesting stuff I’ve come across on the streets of Calgary via other sites I…

Carol singer

I stopped and asked Wayland if he minded me taking his photo after spotting him on a street corner singing Christmas songs. Now despite being down on his luck he was really getting into the Christmas spirit and he told me that his friend had given him the sparkly hat that morning. Wayland went on to say that wearing the…

Security…!

This is Shaun who was working security for one of the large office building here in Calgary. Shaun was fascinated to hear about what we were photographing and flicked through my latest zine as l explained I was a street photographer. He told me that it made a change to chat with someone who wasn’t telling him to “f” off…

Sky high

I bumped into Sky outside the Wednesday Room on Stephen Ave. Sky was out delivering her resume to local restaurants and bars. She told me that she’s had a lot of experience working in the retail and catering sector; and was very hopeful of picking up some work before Christmas. I wished her luck but not before grabbing a quick…

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