It was great to re-visit Winnipeg this October 2013. Starbucks, Grove Bar, Keg, Cholestrol Café, iDE office, Stella’s on Sherbrook, Tall Grass Prairie, FORKS, Donwood Manor, McNally’s – I managed them all, and some more than once.
I/we have so many friends and relatives (who are also friends) in Winnipeg. Many were more than happy to acquire a copy of “Going to Market”, and it was fun to vicariously share the excitement of rural / food markets in some of the Asian, African and Central American countries many of us have frequented. That felt affirming.
Since I have morphed into a street photographer, I spent time every day on the streets looking for those special subjects who would consent to be photographed for my daily photoblog – www.blipfoto.com/raspberryjefe ). So now, back in Colorado, I have these photographic memories of fascinating street occurrences. For those of you curious about these “street people”, here’s a partial list:
- A guy leading a singing congregation on Main Street: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3560699
- A chap with a really wizened face and facial hair: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3568789
- A slightly stoned chap with the Red River and the Museum of Human Rights in the background: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3572754
- A couple of gals with really red hair: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3523494
- Three Muslim girls in Portage Place: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3566542
- A couple negotiating on Sherbrook: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3526339
- A young mother locked out of her house off Sargent: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3529412
- An engaging hostess in Stella’s: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3563711
- A customer service rep at Pollock’s Hardware coop: http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/3556938
So that’s a lot of links. It might be easier to go into the blog site just once and then tab right or left to see the others. There are more photos buried in Flickr links inside these blipfoto’s so if you have time, explore further. I had short conversations with eight of the nine persons / groups listed above. Winnipeg is a very diverse and very human and very interesting place. It felt like community with depth and intrigue.
Oh, and I was honored to have three “street photos” included in McNally’s new photo book, “Winnipeg by Winnipeg”.
Until next time.