Thanksgiving Day 2018 at The Good Shepherd
You could be forgiven for thinking that this is an image from the Great Depression. Sadly, it isn’t.
Sign of the Times
For some, this is the reality of Hamilton
Every time I see someone in these circumstances, I am reminded of the work that the great English photographer Sir Don McCullin did in Whitechapel, and the questions it caused him to ask. I ask the same.
Thanksgiving Day, 2018
Thanks to the people at The Good Shepherd and others like them who do their best for those on the street
One of the most abject images I have made in Hamilton
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.