"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.
- Street Sequence 4 photos, 251 members
- Auto Exploration 724 photos, 37 members
- ALL CARS AdrenalineQC Drag Racing 21,861 photos, 1,191 members
- Street & Repeat - 106 1,494 photos, 757 members
- The Dumpster 28,296 photos, 183 members
- The Humans of Calgary 11 photos, 18 members
- Auto Habitat 1,203 photos, 69 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 98,917 photos, 7,297 members
- Your Best Shot 2015 25,216 photos, 43,768 members
- HBSP Hard Bore Street Photography 4,216 photos, 476 members
- the Cecil Hotel 198 photos, 11 members
- Akira the Wonderfully Crappy Camera 93 photos, 48 members
- Fishing Photos 8,188 photos, 1,237 members
- Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 5,038 photos, 216 members
- car2go 405 photos, 34 members
- Alberta Bound (AB) 20,971 photos, 408 members
- Fuji X-E1 /X-E2 by Fujifilm 197,052 photos, 5,994 members
- FUJIFILM X Street Photography 143,552 photos, 5,134 members
- The Astonishing Power of Flickr 1,370 photos, 221 members
- What's That Picture? (pre-1945 mysteries) 1,569 photos, 330 members
- Synthesizers 4,784 photos, 967 members
- Winter landscape 23,056 photos, 2,170 members
- !Afterclass! 14,155 photos, 2,541 members
- The Great War Centennial 2,084 photos, 95 members
- Flickr Lensbaby Group 6,202 photos, 548 members
- D Day 6 June 1944 12,632 photos, 973 members
- flickr | Thank YOU! 302 photos, 24 members
- ANZAC 4,729 photos, 526 members
- Vintage Canada 2,045 photos, 160 members
- St Patrick's Day 14,432 photos, 1,266 members
- PBWA (Photography by Wandering About) 139,235 photos, 1,693 members
- SPNC - Year 4 - # 03 93 photos, 141 members
- SPNC - Street Photography Now Community 591 photos, 2,615 members
- Samsung Galaxy S3 17,119 photos, 1,526 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 10,953 photos, 13,423 members
- My time behind the lens 180,325 photos, 1,533 members
- Nikon D70/s Users 212,966 photos, 11,906 members
- Vintage Caravans 1,220 photos, 340 members
- Exotic Spotting 31,767 photos, 460 members
- Soviet cars: LADA 3,622 photos, 444 members
- IRIS Workshop - Lilac Festival May 26, 2013 101 photos, 9 members
- Seattle 177,543 photos, 8,503 members
- The Northern Isles 6,913 photos, 208 members
- Lensbaby 80,963 photos, 10,045 members
- Washington DC/Metro Area 168,295 photos, 8,667 members
- I Shoot Film Scanner Group. 33,606 photos, 1,672 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,813 photos, 6,398 members
- Hart House Camera Club 1,001 photos, 184 members
- NIKON D7000 CAFE 597,520 photos, 15,120 members
- Calgary Stampede - Downtown Attractions 185 photos, 22 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"
June 25th, 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."
January 25th, 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."
May 20th, 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."
March 13th, 2007
- James Tworow
- September 2004
- Calgary, Alberta
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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