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Carol singer

I stopped and asked Wayland if he minded me taking his photo after spotting him on a street corner singing Christmas songs. Now despite being down on his luck he was really getting into the Christmas spirit and he told me that his friend had given him the sparkly hat that morning. Wayland went on to say that wearing the…

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…

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…

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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