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Meet a Stranger

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…

How to shoot stranger portraits

Shooting stranger portraits Photographing a stranger is something that is intimidating to a lot of photographers, and that’s completely understandable. After all we are injecting ourselves into another persons life, and they might or might not be willing to let us photograph them. We might get turned down or forced to be in an awkward situation. But, this struggle is something that is really…

Unfortunately, for many veterans, homelessness is a sad reality on the streets of Calgary

Unfortunately, for many veterans, homelessness is a sad reality It’s hard to imagine someone who served our country in the military living on the streets. Unfortunately, for many veterans, homelessness is a sad reality. Accurate data about the number of homeless veterans in Canada remains elusive, but various studies peg the number at between 3,000 and 5,000 people, about 10…

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,…

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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