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Pac-man and banjos

Two of Downtowns more colourful characters, Banjo Andy (left) and Court Agent Michael in one of his more reserved suits. Banjo Andy can often be found up on 17th Ave SW playing his Banjo and singing his heart out. One thing is certain he’s one of Calgary’s most popular characters and it’s always worth stopping for a chat if you…

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…

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…

Light and shadows

I spent the day wandering downtown and started to look for interesting reflections. The light was particularly good first thing and as per usual the high buildings were slicing the light into sharp shadows, as well as bouncing off the other buildings creating softer patches of light. One of the first photos I made was this one below which I’ve called “the handshake”…

Lets meet……

I decided to spend the day capturing a few more stranger portraits along with their back stories. Stranger portraits has been an ongoing project since the summer of 2018 and I have now made 700+. Below are some of the strangers I meet today and the portraits I made. Jose Juan Sanchez is currently on a sabbatical from his job…

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