Sunday, July 14, 2013

Strangers in the City - Scott

I don't generally take photos of the homeless in our city - they're a vulnerable population, and photographing them to make gritty looking photos seems cheap and overly exploitative. However, as we were walking down 17th ave on a busy night of the 2nd Stampede weekend, we passed by Scott, a man down on his luck who was panhandling for spare change. While I normally would have just left him in peace, he and his friend inquired about our cameras (an assortment of Hasselblad/ Leica/ Rolleiflex film cams). Given their interest in our activities, we stopped to chat with them, and that's how I hypocritically ended up with this shot of a man, who despite struggling financially, was very friendly, cheerful, and gracious.

Strangers in the City - Scott

Shot with the Rolleiflex 2.8E on Ilford HP5+ 400, rated at 800. Developed in Ilfosol 3, 1+9 at 68 deg F for 13.5 minutes.

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