"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 Exploration 713 photos, 37 members
- ALL CARS AdrenalineQC Drag Racing 18,382 photos, 1,196 members
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- The Dumpster 23,471 photos, 184 members
- The Humans of Calgary 11 photos, 18 members
- Auto Habitat 1,069 photos, 61 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 94,825 photos, 7,182 members
- Your Best Shot 2015 25,361 photos, 44,031 members
- HBSP Hard Bore Street Photography 3,722 photos, 445 members
- the Cecil Hotel 199 photos, 11 members
- Akira the Wonderfully Crappy Camera 93 photos, 48 members
- Fishing Photos 7,988 photos, 1,199 members
- Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 5,038 photos, 217 members
- car2go 410 photos, 34 members
- Alberta Bound (AB) 20,086 photos, 399 members
- Fuji X-E1 /X-E2 by Fujifilm 193,016 photos, 5,949 members
- FUJIFILM X Street Photography 136,577 photos, 4,953 members
- The Astonishing Power of Flickr 1,352 photos, 219 members
- What's That Picture? (pre-1945 mysteries) 1,555 photos, 324 members
- Synthesizers 4,736 photos, 965 members
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- !Afterclass! 13,998 photos, 2,546 members
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- Flickr Lensbaby Group 5,905 photos, 524 members
- D Day 6 June 1944 12,643 photos, 967 members
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- ANZAC 4,672 photos, 523 members
- Vintage Canada 1,993 photos, 158 members
- St Patrick's Day 14,506 photos, 1,267 members
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- SPNC - Year 4 - # 03 93 photos, 141 members
- SPNC - Street Photography Now Community 592 photos, 2,599 members
- Samsung Galaxy S3 17,026 photos, 1,532 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 10,984 photos, 13,478 members
- My time behind the lens 170,818 photos, 1,455 members
- Nikon D70/s Users 213,221 photos, 11,902 members
- Nikon 24-70 mm Nikkor lens - photos and opinions 133,423 photos, 7,151 members
- Vintage Caravans 1,199 photos, 333 members
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- IRIS Workshop - Lilac Festival May 26, 2013 101 photos, 9 members
- Seattle 176,726 photos, 8,474 members
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- Washington DC/Metro Area 167,630 photos, 8,659 members
- I Shoot Film Scanner Group. 31,790 photos, 1,622 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,828 photos, 6,427 members
- Hart House Camera Club 995 photos, 182 members
- NIKON D7000 CAFE 589,788 photos, 15,048 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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