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…

Calgary fallen Firefighters memorial

The fallen Firefighters memorial was held outside Calgary city hall Tuesday afternoon paying tribute to the 53 fallen members of the Calgary Fire Department. This annual event recognizes the fallen members of the Calgary Fire Department who died in the line of duty or as the result of an illness related to their service. Alongside CFD officials and the families…

Cancer survivor loves hitting stuff

Josh sums up his passion simply. “I love hitting stuff,” the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal percussionist says. But the 27-year-old’s path to joining the orchestra and then playing his first concerto wasn’t so simple. Last year he was diagnosed with cancer, and it’s been a short three months since the tumour was removed. He’s now cancer free. Josh began playing…

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…

We meet Haithem Elkadiki fashion designer extraordinaire

I first met Haithem Elkaadiki outside the Telus Convention Centre on Calgary’s Stephen Ave, back in April 2019. As a street photographer, especially one who loves to approach total strangers and ask for their portraits, it was a no brainer when I first saw him. Walking towards me in his bright fluorescent Orange coat, it was a breathe of fresh air from…

Street photography, can mean different things to different people

Street photography can mean different things to different people. Some photographers are looking to capture the scene, others, the individual and some looking to create something that makes no sense out of the context of the image. That’s the beauty of street photography. There aren’t really any rules meaning each individual has the ability to show the streets from their…

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