In the past few years I have been studying the work of some of the most iconic street photographers of the past century. They constantly inspire me to look deeper into photography and what I am shooting. One man in particular, who I think is the greatest photographer of all time. Henri Cartier-Bresson. His images speaks to me, and although the images were captured long ago I somehow connect with them in a way that is unexplainable.
When I was given this "Photographic Thesis Assignment' for school I immediately thought of street photography and interacting with strangers. I wanted to get out there and capture images of people in a real world environment.
Over the summer I spent a lot of time in Churchill Square with Shelby. We attended Taste of Edmonton, Farmers Markets, and just relaxed enjoying the urban environment. I was always amazed at the different type of people who passed through the square. People from all walks of life with unique stories and different experiences.
I wanted to meet them and learn their story and so, I took it upon myself to interact with my subjects and photograph them in their environment. It unlocked a whole new world to me. Most people opened up and allowed me to photograph them while we were talking. I met so many interesting people and was able to connect with them on a human level.
It is my pleasure to present to you my Thesis project: