In a World of his own
This man can quite often be seen in downtown Hamilton. Like so many other unfortunates, he is, for the most part ignored, living in a world of his own that most of us cannot begin to imagine.
"Nobody knows the trouble I've seen . . ."
The Good Shepherd centre in Hamilton provides support for those in need and accepts donations of food and clothing. I had gone to drop off some things when I saw this lady sitting down in the parking lot. She was gracious enough to agree to my request that I take her picture.
When I took the earlier picture of Duane, I also took a 35mm photograph of him on my Olympus OM1. The picket sign is clearly visible In this image which I purposely shot in landscape mode,
On the Street
The look says it all I think. Shot with an Olympus SP rangefinder. Developed in Blazinal for eight minutes at 24 degrees celsius
Street Busker--35mm Olympus OM-1 Developed in Blazinal
Christmas Eve 2016
On Christmas Eve, I took the Rolleiflex Medium Format Camera downtown and photographed a few of the people on the street, most of them by the Salvation Army hostel.
At James and King
This bloke was a bit self conscious about his teeth, but graciously consented to have his photograph taken.
A group of blokes form a marginal society of their own by the Beer Store on Dundurn Street. They collect bottles and turn them in for cash.
There was a recent protest in Hamilton against the closure of illegal Marijuana dispensaries. This bloke told me he was a recovering alcoholic and had been dry for twenty-six years thanks to pot.
Ward Three: "Tom"
41% of the households 9households, not individuals) have annual incomes of less that $31,000 in Ward three.
I met Tom who was waiting opposite St. Patrick's which provides breakfast and lunch to the homeless in the ward.
Man on York Blvd.
I talked to this bloke outside the Salvation Army hostel. Once i a while, I'll take a different pov as I strive to make the "invisible" amongst us more visible.
On the Street
Man on the street in Ward Three.