Street Portraiture

Ottawa 22.09.2016
Bank Street – Ottawa 22.09.2016

It’s funny how all of us can be dumber than sticks at times. Right now all I want to do is portraiture, ideally strong and powerful images in a studio setting. I’ve spent the last year setting up a little studio in my apartment. What makes me dumb is that when I look at my work, even the small sample of it here, is that the work for the most part is portraiture, just in an outdoor setting.

Rick Carroll

Soldier Appreciation

Roach-Leclair - Ottawa 23.10.2020
Roach-Leclair – Ottawa 23.10.2020

The photographs shown in Memorial Soldiers are for the soldiers in the photographs. Although I don’t get out there as much as I can due to weather, life in general and a thousand other excuses, I will keep working on it. I am aware that some soldiers get missed from time to time but they are not forgotten.

In all sincerity, I wish my photographs had been a bit better.

Rick Carroll

Concept vs Art

Ottawa 29.09.2020
Sussex Drive – Ottawa 29.09.2020

I’ve often found that the concept(s) behind certain pieces of art seem to be more powerful than the actual art itself. I find that unfortunate. However insane this may sound, I believe that the everyday things, the moments, that which is so common, so simple, can be art.

Rick Carroll