It’s always a privilege to witness the beauty of pregnancy and the glow from the mother! And that silky hair!!
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A remarkable group of 30+ firemen unite every Thursday to practice emergency drills and master their skills. Some are staff, but for the most part they are volunteers. Some are young hopefuls and others are retired men who are dedicated to the community. I was asked to document their late afternoon to illustrate their behind the scenes. I walked away most impressed to learn what some people do for their communities!
Recently I was asked to take Esi Edugyan’s portrait for Canadian Business magazine. My friend and colleague Deddeda Stemler was unable to shoot that day and I was the fortunate photographer to help out. Why? Because Esi happens to be a very sweet sweet person and her family equally kind! Esi recently won the Giller Prize for her outstanding novel “Half Blood Blues”. It’s a book about Black jazz musicians trying to survive in France and in Germany during World War Two, and to hold their lives together in the aftermath of horror… (excerpt from Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes)
I did not know that in order to fish 1 kilo of Shrimp, 30 kilo’s of by catch are wasted and thrown back into the sea, often too mangled to survive. Dan and Micayla founders of London Chef, makes a point for the Slow Foods’ event last night. “We are wasting valuable tasting fish simply because we don’t know how to cook it”. Much to my surprise the Squid, Mackerel, Dogfish, Octopus, and Smelt were most delicious! Well not so much the Smelt, but that’s just me, others were devouring them. Thank you to Christine Smart for yet another wonderfully planned and successful event.