6663 Photographs

Tourists - Ottawa 17.07.2016
Young tourists – Parliament Hill – Ottawa 17.07.2016

It’s hard for me to imagine such a small number of photographs that essentially cover 7 years of doing photography on a part time basis. ( 2014 – 2020 ) To many, this number would most likely reflect a month or two of taking photographs. Welcome to the digital age.

Out of all the things I wished had happened, I wish that I could have afforded to do my type of photography as a full time job for the 37 years or so that I’ve been doing this. I believe that what I’d be able to share would be nothing less than amazing. Then again, perhaps that’s just me being arrogant.

Going through the 6663 photographs, I pulled this one out yesterday. Like most of my photographs, it is a candid photograph. Unlike most, I didn’t remove even a speck of dust from this. A very small crop was done and a bit of playing with colour, contrast and sharpness.

At the end of the day, it’s not the “number of photographs” any more than “size matters”. Out of the 6663 photographs are 400 to 600 great images and there are still many more I haven’t found yet.

Rick Carroll

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