1. This is local artist Christina Hamlyn. She’s been commissioned by the city to do some work on our otherwise ho-hum traffic light boxes. She did the “Starry Night” inspired Signal Hill work near the Village Mall and is currently at work on this majestic (and very purple) caribou at the corner of Lemarchant and Harvey Road.

    She also hates having to wear a city-mandated safety vest while working outside, but she is willing to suffer for her art. You can check out some of her other work here.

     
  2. Sharp looking gent, San Francisco.

     
  3. My friends Jen and Matthew got married last month. They asked me to take photos. Following the ceremony, I convinced them to go for a stroll downtown for some posed and candid shots. Here are some of my favorites—including a few taken at the Duke of Duckworth pub.

    (I feel I should explain photo 5: At my suggestion, they sat where I usually watch Arsenal play, and are faking the all-too-real outrage typically seen in me on match days.)

     
  4. Young girl fixing her pigtails, downtown St. John’s.

     
  5. The girl on the left has been following me on Tumblr for a while. I recognized her and asked if I could take her picture. She was quite shy at first.

    Her grandmother was not. “Look,” she said, nudging her granddaughter. “There’s a tall red-haired man talking to you!” After introductions were made and a photo agreed upon, she asked me if I wanted her to show a bit more skin for the shot.

    Needless to say, this was one of my better recent street photo experiences.

     
  6. On Canada Day, this guy was standing at the end of George Street, reminding all the partyers, drinkers and carousers of their sinful choices.

    I’m pretty sure if Jesus is indeed real (and could be bothered to check in on us), He probably wouldn’t begrudge folks a few pints in toasting this nation’s birthday. But what do I know—I was just being groomed for the priesthood as a (much) younger man.

     
  7. Nice guy biker, downtown St. John’s.

     
  8. Runners in the 86th annual Tely Ten Mile Road Race make their way past my house, St. John’s.

     
  9. Guy trying (and sadly, failing) to make some bubbles, downtown St. John’s.

    That is summer hair.

     
  10. Young men dressed as their favourite Doctors from a certain British cult telly show, downtown St. John’s. All part of the¬†Sci-Fi on the Rock¬†convention, held here in the spring.