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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…

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…

Meet Antony

Antony walked by as I was speaking with another person I’d stopped to chat to and it was a no brainer to ask him for his portrait. Despite pushing his belongings in a shopping cart and being down on his luck, Antony was more than happy to stop and pose for a portrait. He asked me what I’d be doing…

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