Demonstrating the hand flute, which he was very proficient at.

I’ve enjoyed photographing the streets this winter, and have gone out a lot more than usual; even on some brutally cold days. That said, it’ll be nice to get back out on my regular photo walks as the warmer weather starts to pick up. I…

Winnipeg Street: Lyle

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Inside the church at Rincón

This past December, while in Cuba, we decided rather spur of the moment to visit Santiago de las Vegas, a small town about 30 minutes from Havana. This coincided with the Pilgrimage to Rincon – the feast day of San Lazaro. Interestingly, the pilgrimage is…

Pilgrimage to Rincón

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A couple of back alley finds from the other day. I never thought to explore these areas of the city. They can often net some interesting subjects, especially if you’re into urban decay :)

Back Alley Relics

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A rather spur of the moment photo. Saw this steam/exhaust and thought it might look interesting to photograph. I was hoping for someone to walk through and a man ended up doing exactly that. I like the gritty feel to this image – and even…

No. 5: Steam

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I went to this diner last night and thought it would make a nice image for the series. I’ve always wanted to shoot a monochrome photo like this and was happy with how the light was falling on the snowy parking pad. The food was pretty…

No. 4: Red Top

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This might be a familiar scene to those living in Winnipeg – or many other cold, winter cities. The dreaded bus stop! Anyone who has ever had to wait at one during the frigid winter months, will know why I call it dreaded! Although I do…

No. 3 This is Winnipeg

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The second image in my Winnipeg Light and Shadow series. It was around -35C last night and I went out for a walk. Batteries and my will to photograph don’t last too long in that cold!! I was happy enough with this one – especially when…

No.2: Frozen Walk

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I’m going to start a new series of images titled Winnipeg Light and Shadows. I’ll explore a different style that uses high contrast, highlights and shadows to create what I hope will be interesting street photographs. No.1: All Quiet on the Corner

Winnipeg Light and Shadows

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While visiting Havana, I had a nice chat with one of the trainers at this small gym. It was a chance encounter as the day was nearly done and the legs were about to give in for the day! He was kind enough to invite…

Gimnasio, La Habana

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I had only a short amount of time to snap a few candid images while my wife and I picked up some items. I find supermarkets are great places to practice candid ‘street’ shooting (especially in a city with very cold winter temperatures!). This time,…

Supermarket Sweep

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With the recent news that the United States has started to renew relations with Cuba came as a thunderous sigh of relief for many, and a bag of mixed emotions for others. The immediate concerns and benefits are clear – on both sides. The introduction of…

What’s next for Cuba?

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Jerry and Mary; I met them the other day and although several of their stories were sad, I left feeling uplifted by the conversation we had. Having grown up during the terrible residential school years – a part of Canadian history that still needs to be…

Winnipeg Street – Jerry, Mary and Blackie/Gordon

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I’ve been absent from the blog for a couple of weeks now and thought it was about time to return. Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break from the things you enjoy; even if only for a short time! I’ll be sure to run by…

Abandoned

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Years ago, this 176 foot long ship sailed the Red River and Lake Winnipeg and was one of the largest passenger vessels in western Canada. Now, the rusting and slowly decaying hulk of the MS Lord Selkirk II rests and waits. Either she’ll be scrapped…

MS Lord Selkirk II

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An evening photo of Winnipeg. The large building to the left of the frame is the Canadian Museum for Human Rights which is set to open later this month. I’ll be doing some catch up on as many of your blogs as possible! Cheers and…

Winnipeg at Dusk

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On my way home from work I decided to take an alternate route and ran into Duane and his buddy Ozzy, who he’s known for many years. Instead of walking by, I decided to stop and chat with them for a bit and got some…

Winnipeg Street: Duane and Ozzy

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A pleasant encounter with Alain, a local real estate executive. I thought the way he was leaning against the building, along with his pretty cool expression and leather motorcycle vest made for a nice portrait. We talked about a number of topics including photography (he’s…

Winnipeg Street: Alain

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This encounter was especially interesting as Floyd used to live in a town where I also lived for many years. Although I hadn’t seen Floyd for over a decade, I instantly recognized him, sat down and started chatting. Back then, I didn’t know anything about him…

Winnipeg Street: Floyd + Monochromia

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with old doors (hey, we all have our things!). Especially the ones that are a bit worn, weathered and in need of a fresh coat of paint. They have character and can quite often…

A Fascination With Old Doors!

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I don’t have a story to offer with these portraits; I just noticed him taking a smoke break and decided to start shooting. He was really down to earth and didn’t hesitate or question why I was taking his photos. Great guy. I had to run…

Winnipeg Street: Alfie

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