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Pac-man and banjos

Two of Downtowns more colourful characters, Banjo Andy (left) and Court Agent Michael in one of his more reserved suits. Banjo Andy can often be found up on 17th Ave SW playing his Banjo and singing his heart out. One thing is certain he’s one of Calgary’s most popular characters and it’s always worth stopping for a chat if you…

How to shoot 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 fascinating because in…

Lets meet……

I decided to spend the day capturing a few more stranger portraits along with their back stories. Stranger portraits has been an ongoing project since the summer of 2018 and I have now made 700+. Below are some of the strangers I meet today and the portraits I made. Jose Juan Sanchez is currently on a sabbatical from his job…

Hula hooping from 300lbs

I’ve taken Lacell’s portrait before, that time she was wearing gold coloured glasses and matching outfit. This time she was spinning the hula hoop while waiting for the train. She told me that she’s been doing it for about 4 years and started to help her lose weight and to loosen up her stiff joints. When she started she weighed…

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