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‘Meet a stranger’

Strike the pose

I saw this guy jump out of a taxi and strike a pose for a selfie on the side walk so took the opportunity to ask for his photo. He was more than happy to strike the pose for a couple of portraits. Turns out that Soamm Gannguly is a professional model from India and was on a quick visit…

Just visiting Calgary

I met Len as he was taking a few shots downtown in Calgary. Turns out he’d just traveled in on the bus from a small town just outside Calgary called Airdrie where he was staying with friends. Having chatted for a few minutes Len was actually visiting from Nova Scotia a province on the East coast of Canada. Out conversation…

Glasgow gallery exhibition

I was lucky enough to have one of my street portraits hung in a gallery exhibition across the pond at The Glasgow Gallery of Photography. The portrait called “Talk is cheap” was of a young lad with a heavily tattooed face that I met outside the court buildings in Calgary, Alberta. To my knowledge he hadn’t been appearing before the…

Stop and say hello

If you work downtown and walk along Stephen Ave you would have passed Shaun as you crossed by Hudson Bay. Shaun is currently enjoying a slower pace of life working as the crossing guy at this, one of the main DT intersections. He’s always smiling at, and chatting with, people as they cross the road so it was only natural…

Drums, hockey and Robin Hood

I had a great conversation today with a guy called Graham who’s a drummer. He’s also still playing a bit of street hockey even at the ripe old age of 73 as it helps loosen up his back before he plays drums. He told me he’d been playing drums for over 55 years and was inspired by Keith Moon of…

It came good in the end

I got chatting to “D” while waiting to cross the road. As we chatted I asked him how he’d lost his leg; he told that he’d brought bad drugs from someone he shouldn’t have. He knew the guy was known for selling rough cut stuff, but he needed a fix. I then asked him if his leg had become infected…

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