"You are the different drummer everyone claims to dance to", as told to me by a friend once, now that that is out of the way...
A photojournalist in approach, more into a documentary style of photography, I certainly don't claim to be an artistic photographer, but documentary photography can still have an injection of creativity...
My favourite subjects for photography
1) Public events and street photography - I love photographing people, all sorts of people whether at an event or just hanging out downtown or at the park or... etc... I do a mix of street portraiture and more candid street photography.
2) Stage performance - I enjoy photographing stage performance at various events, whether it is poetry slam, dance, music, whatever is being performed on stage really. My specific involvements are with the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, Afrikadey and Expo Latino.
3) Classic Car Shows and classic cars in general - I have always had a real love affair with the automobile (especially classic imports)
4) Other photography - When I get a chance I also enjoy photography outside the big city, lately my muse for those times is the Canadian prairies (Alberta and Saskatchewan), I rarely photograph mountains anymore, does that sound wrong? LOL
5) Vintage photos - I also have a love of old, vintage pictures. I have a large collection of vintage photos I have collected, occasionally I'll scan them and post some, and also have a small family collection of vintage pictures and slides
My Camera Gear:
1) Nikon D90 - almost ready for retirement, I've taken over 135K photos with it!
2) A number of different film cameras that I've acquired, the ones that I know work include an Olympus Trip 35, Canonet QL17 GIII and Voigtlander Vitomatic 1
3) Minolta XG-M SLR camera (ca. 1981) - The camera that got me into more serious photography, I haven't used it in a long time now.
- PBWA (Photography by Wandering About) 13,007 photos, 1,182 members
- SPNC - Year 4 - # 03 110 photos, 178 members
- SPNC - Street Photography Now Community 529 photos, 1,758 members
- Samsung Galaxy S3 10,227 photos, 1,169 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 11,677 photos, 15,180 members
- My time behind the lens 10,867 photos, 337 members
- Nikon D70/s Users 216,216 photos, 11,813 members
- Nikon 24-70 mm Nikkor lens - photos and opinions 88,085 photos, 5,440 members
- Vintage Caravans 875 photos, 268 members
- Exotic Spotting 16,781 photos, 358 members
- Soviet cars: LADA 1,935 photos, 324 members
- IRIS Workshop - Lilac Festival May 26, 2013 101 photos, 9 members
- Seattle 152,250 photos, 7,637 members
- The Northern Isles 4,609 photos, 163 members
- Lensbaby 75,043 photos, 9,464 members
- Washington DC/Metro Area 144,500 photos, 8,140 members
- I Shoot Film Scanner Group. 4,783 photos, 691 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 6,101 photos, 6,989 members
- Hart House Camera Club 821 photos, 147 members
- NIKON D7000 CAFE 358,721 photos, 12,117 members
- Calgary Stampede - Downtown Attractions 80 photos, 8 members
- Tamron 17-50 72,846 photos, 5,086 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 271 photos, 64 members
- Occupy 20,871 photos, 1,237 members
- Occupy Everywhere 7,927 photos, 690 members
- Calgary Activist Network 1,932 photos, 51 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, Politics, and News 335,997 photos, 23,165 members
- Forgotten souls: abandoned, historical & overgrown cemeteries. 613 photos, 74 members
- Alberta Culture Days 364 photos, 38 members
- CAR SPOTTERS Guide (See Discussion Board) 42,980 photos, 490 members
- CBC Radio 3: Last Night’s Gig 10,240 photos, 270 members
- Victoria, BC 26,984 photos, 1,643 members
- Time & Place 3,336 photos, 413 members
- Kananaskis Country 2,045 photos, 190 members
- Comment on my Stream 24,599 photos, 2,461 members
- Tin Can Tourists 27,078 photos, 207 members
- Foothills Camera Club (Calgary) 141 photos, 17 members
- Toronto History 1,214 photos, 100 members
- Historical Images of Toronto 584 photos, 108 members
- Toronto 142,446 photos, 9,320 members
- East European Cars in Canada 136 photos, 22 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 428,767 photos, 102,747 members
- Nikon D90 Users Group 246,833 photos, 8,861 members
- Photo News Gallery 46,406 photos, 2,220 members
- Germany 306,180 photos, 11,790 members
- Nova Scotia 42,243 photos, 1,546 members
- steampunk 20,467 photos, 3,208 members
- Alt. Portrait 5,582 photos, 286 members
- #yyc 2,858 photos, 128 members
- Vintage Calgary Stampede 31 photos, 12 members
J A Mortram says:
"Brilliant photographer and writer. Great taste in themes, compositions and cars. Loves the beautiful film 'Smoke' too - what a star Sherlock77 is : D"
25th June, 2008
Canuck Plumbr says:
"I truly appreciate James ability to capture the culture of our grand city. He brings to mind the things we casually walk by unnoticed and draws us in to remind us that we are all one big family."
25th January, 2008
"James is a gifted photographer that relates to the street life of a rapidly growing city. His keen sense of what people are all about allows him access to images the rest of us may not achieve. A true street photographer.
His efforts to organize the local Flickr Community are unsurpassed and we are all thankful for his endless energy."
20th May, 2007
"James is extremely dedicated and passionate photographer. To me, this testimony is an opportunity to thank James for efforts and energy that he puts into organizing Flickr crowd in Calgary. Forgive me if I am wrong, but I think Calgary community is the most organized in Canada and my impression is that its success comes largely because of James’s exceptional patience and organizational skills. James is extremely kind person who is always there when you need advice or feedback."
13th March, 2007
- James Tworow
- September 2004
- Calgary, Alberta
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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