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Chris Toombes Calgary Street Photographer

Chris Toombes is a Calgary street photographer who’s originally from the UK but has now been a resident in Canada for over 14 years. Three years ago he moved from Ontario and settled in Calgary. Since then, Toombes has been out shooting the streets of Calgary almost every day. In a recent featured interview at streetphotography.com the opening line read…

Conflict, colours and meeting more strangers on the streets of Calgary

Nighty nine percent of the time, street photography is a fun past-time and generally devoid of any problems, other than the odd person who refuses to allow me to take their portrait. When people say no, I simply thank them for their time and move on, there’s always another opportunity around the next corner. Sometimes however, on occasion, someone will…

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…

Light and shadows

I spent the day wandering downtown and started to look for interesting reflections. The light was particularly good first thing and as per usual the high buildings were slicing the light into sharp shadows, as well as bouncing off the other buildings creating softer patches of light. One of the first photos I made was this one below which I’ve called “the handshake”…