May 14, 2013


Mother daughter walk-by. Winnipeg/ May 2013
Pre-PRT 'plant Zipper. Winnipeg/ May 2013
Goth bright. Winnipeg/ May 2013
Spring fair at the Forks. Winnipeg/ May 2013
I asked and this is what he gave. Wish you could see here his pools of blue as I did. Winnipeg/ May 2013

Fujichrome 120 slides shot two Saturdays ago. First heat of the season was felt while squirreling around the fairgrounds like a creature on a hunt. The hunt proved unnecessary as faces were open all around, happy to be in sun. I forgot to ask the name of the blue-eyed wonder above. He obliged my beast with kindness and dignity. Thanks man, you make it easy.

When I asked for his picture,  he asked "Why?"

When the mind's eye first registers a photograph, sometimes I have to really work for the portrait that initially captured my attention. To catch, to take or to make photographs? All can be tricky/ lucky/ you name it. With all this said, it is always the exchange between the subject and myself as the photographer that is the best part of shooting. The top image was an experiment in shooting on the fly without asking permission resulting in an image that does not feel like my work. A creature of habit, I prefer to engage with the subject that brings sparks to my eye. Blue here was no exception, no matter how quick our encounter.

These made me smile.


Winnipeg, you funny duck.

Now it is time to sit on the stoop with my version of Kim Kroeker iced tea.

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