"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.
- HBSP Hard Bore Street Photography 998 photos, 248 members
- the Cecil Hotel 196 photos, 8 members
- Akira the Wonderfully Crappy Camera 92 photos, 46 members
- Fishing Photos 7,157 photos, 988 members
- Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 4,697 photos, 192 members
- car2go 389 photos, 33 members
- Alberta Bound (AB) 11,988 photos, 311 members
- Fuji X-E1 /X-E2 by Fujifilm 152,159 photos, 5,438 members
- FUJIFILM X Street Photography 80,792 photos, 3,293 members
- The Astonishing Power of Flickr 1,216 photos, 210 members
- What's That Picture? (pre-1945 mysteries) 1,425 photos, 299 members
- Synthesizers 4,649 photos, 953 members
- Winter landscape 14,945 photos, 1,431 members
- !Afterclass! 13,185 photos, 2,554 members
- The Great War Centennial 1,417 photos, 66 members
- Flickr Lensbaby Group 3,034 photos, 355 members
- D Day 6 June 1944 12,085 photos, 922 members
- flickr | Thank YOU! 46 photos, 17 members
- ANZAC 4,431 photos, 497 members
- Vintage Canada 1,692 photos, 140 members
- St Patrick's Day 14,028 photos, 1,237 members
- PBWA (Photography by Wandering About) 90,776 photos, 1,612 members
- SPNC - Year 4 - # 03 100 photos, 148 members
- SPNC - Street Photography Now Community 624 photos, 2,335 members
- Samsung Galaxy S3 16,185 photos, 1,538 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 11,116 photos, 13,925 members
- My time behind the lens 91,651 photos, 971 members
- Nikon D70/s Users 214,969 photos, 11,903 members
- Nikon 24-70 mm Nikkor lens - photos and opinions 114,537 photos, 6,536 members
- Vintage Caravans 1,079 photos, 307 members
- Exotic Spotting 32,293 photos, 425 members
- Soviet cars: LADA 2,818 photos, 385 members
- IRIS Workshop - Lilac Festival May 26, 2013 101 photos, 9 members
- Seattle 167,577 photos, 8,167 members
- The Northern Isles 5,819 photos, 184 members
- Lensbaby 80,968 photos, 9,845 members
- Washington DC/Metro Area 160,424 photos, 8,538 members
- I Shoot Film Scanner Group. 19,757 photos, 1,331 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,910 photos, 6,582 members
- Hart House Camera Club 950 photos, 174 members
- NIKON D7000 CAFE 518,397 photos, 14,356 members
- Calgary Stampede - Downtown Attractions 158 photos, 19 members
- Tamron 17-50 84,516 photos, 5,551 members
- Comment on my Stream - Elite 266 photos, 59 members
- Occupy 21,074 photos, 1,212 members
- Occupy Everywhere 7,832 photos, 675 members
- Calgary Activist Network 1,243 photos, 55 members
- Global Photojournalism; Protest, Culture, Politics, and News 508,947 photos, 34,044 members
- Forgotten souls: abandoned, historical & overgrown cemeteries. 690 photos, 84 members
- Alberta Culture Days 408 photos, 42 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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