"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.
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- Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 5,038 photos, 217 members
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- Tamron 17-50 91,058 photos, 5,776 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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