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Chris Toombes Calgary Street Photographer

Chris Toombes is a Calgary street photographer who’s originally from the UK but has now been a resident in Canada for over 14 years. Three years ago he moved from Ontario and settled in Calgary. Since then, Toombes has been out shooting the streets of Calgary almost every day. In a recent featured interview at streetphotography.com the opening line read…

International Street Photography Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland

I was very excited to learn that a second image by myself, Calgary street photographer, Chris Toombes had been chosen by a panel of experts to hang in the International Street Photography Exhibition at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Glasgow Scotland during January 2020. The Glasgow Gallery of Photography The Glasgow Gallery began as a free online gallery in…

Calgary school of rock

During the recent 2019 Grey Cup Festival I had the pleasure of watching some of the cities brightest musical talent performing live on stage. The house band from Calgary’s School of Rock ripped up the stage to the joy of the cheering crowd. Calgary’s School of Rock is the leader in performance-based music education. They teach guitar, bass, drums, keyboard…

Lauran Mayell Pure Country

One of the great things about downtown Calgary is the music stage that is set up every summer along Stephen Ave. The music stage hosts a mix of breaking and well known music acts from Calgary and the surrounding areas. It’s a place I often visit to catch a free lunchtime concert and take a break from documenting the streets…

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…

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