"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.
- Auto Habitat 281 photos, 31 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 78,998 photos, 6,807 members
- Your Best Shot 2015 25,794 photos, 45,202 members
- HBSP Hard Bore Street Photography 2,108 photos, 331 members
- the Cecil Hotel 198 photos, 11 members
- Akira the Wonderfully Crappy Camera 93 photos, 49 members
- Fishing Photos 7,432 photos, 1,070 members
- Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 4,660 photos, 192 members
- car2go 404 photos, 33 members
- Alberta Bound (AB) 15,345 photos, 346 members
- Fuji X-E1 /X-E2 by Fujifilm 171,157 photos, 5,675 members
- FUJIFILM X Street Photography 104,779 photos, 4,123 members
- The Astonishing Power of Flickr 1,261 photos, 213 members
- What's That Picture? (pre-1945 mysteries) 1,507 photos, 308 members
- Synthesizers 4,677 photos, 958 members
- Winter landscape 18,881 photos, 1,899 members
- !Afterclass! 13,396 photos, 2,549 members
- The Great War Centennial 1,596 photos, 72 members
- Flickr Lensbaby Group 4,377 photos, 431 members
- D Day 6 June 1944 12,197 photos, 945 members
- flickr | Thank YOU! 75 photos, 20 members
- ANZAC 4,457 photos, 505 members
- Vintage Canada 1,865 photos, 152 members
- St Patrick's Day 13,715 photos, 1,232 members
- PBWA (Photography by Wandering About) 110,198 photos, 1,647 members
- SPNC - Year 4 - # 03 97 photos, 145 members
- SPNC - Street Photography Now Community 614 photos, 2,503 members
- Samsung Galaxy S3 16,641 photos, 1,548 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 10,997 photos, 13,677 members
- My time behind the lens 123,959 photos, 1,171 members
- Nikon D70/s Users 213,757 photos, 11,925 members
- Nikon 24-70 mm Nikkor lens - photos and opinions 123,326 photos, 6,839 members
- Vintage Caravans 1,137 photos, 319 members
- Exotic Spotting 31,947 photos, 441 members
- Soviet cars: LADA 3,009 photos, 412 members
- IRIS Workshop - Lilac Festival May 26, 2013 101 photos, 9 members
- Seattle 171,734 photos, 8,317 members
- The Northern Isles 6,142 photos, 190 members
- Lensbaby 81,417 photos, 9,946 members
- Washington DC/Metro Area 163,528 photos, 8,599 members
- I Shoot Film Scanner Group. 24,561 photos, 1,463 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,869 photos, 6,501 members
- Hart House Camera Club 989 photos, 180 members
- NIKON D7000 CAFE 551,371 photos, 14,746 members
- Calgary Stampede - Downtown Attractions 158 photos, 21 members
- Tamron 17-50 87,643 photos, 5,684 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 266 photos, 58 members
- Occupy 20,640 photos, 1,213 members
- Occupy Everywhere 7,704 photos, 674 members
- Calgary Activist Network 1,337 photos, 59 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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