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…

Build that pipe. Alberta oil industry protests continue

Oil protests continue On the day before Alberta’s provincial elections which take place on April 16th 2019, workers from Alberta’s oil industry once again took to the streets to protest the Federal Governments lack action. It was a huge turnout that marched down Stephen Ave (8th St SW) and gathered outside city hall where speakers from CanadaAction.ca and other action…

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