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How to shoot stranger portraits

Shooting 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…

Security…!

This is Shaun who was working security for one of the large office building here in Calgary. Shaun was fascinated to hear about what we were photographing and flicked through my latest zine as l explained I was a street photographer. He told me that it made a change to chat with someone who wasn’t telling him to “f” off…

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…

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