Busker singing, downtown Vancouver.
This girl was a pro. I dropped some change, crouched for a couple of shots, and my presence was acknowledged only in the barest sense. You gotta admire that commitment to the artistic moment.
Abbot Street, downtown Vancouver.
An attempt at paying homage/shamelessly ripping off Garry Winogrand, perhaps.
A girl and her dog, downtown Vancouver.
I was writing for St. John’s arts-culture paper The Overcast right up until my recent move to British Columbia. As part of the gig I was also tasked with getting headshots of the folks I wrote about.
This one was my favorite: Jose Rivera, director of the Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC). Photo taken outside his office on Water Street, St. John’s, June 2014. Original article here.
Happy lady, downtown Vancouver.
When she posed for this shot, she first hugging a passed stranger, saying “Come on! Get in the picture with me!” The stranger just ignored her, which seemed borderline rude, frankly. At least say ‘no thanks.’
(But perhaps I’m naturally siding with this woman since I was trying to take her picture. I have no idea how I would react if a stranger hugged me. I have a hard enough time with people I know wrapping their arms around me. I wasn’t raised in a huggy household, I guess.)
At any rate, our subject here was unfazed and struck several poses, this being my favorite.
Smooth looking gent, San Francisco.
Not quite a zoot suit, but that is some serious panache all the same. He specifically requested those two-tone shoes be in the shot. And how can you say no to that?