Whyte Heart

For my project I am planning to go to Whyte ave in Edmonton's historic Old Strathcona district, which is where I spend most of my time, especially in the summer. This is a touristy section of town, but on a Sunday morning (and particularly with the extra snowfall) I expect it will be quiet, though not deserted. 

This photo was taken with the subject's permission. He is a local who has permission from local businesses to come by and clear the sidewalks whenever it snows. At least someone benefits from second winter! 

Two days after my dawn expedition I returned, this time at sunset, and saw this couple enjoying frozen yogurt and a game. I stepped inside to talk to them for a few moments and they were happy to let me photograph them. In my excitement I forgot to take time with the shots, but I got lucky. 

I love this part of town; there is such a variety of people and everyone I spoke to was friendly. While I am always nervous when approaching strangers, I try to be respectful and genuinely curious and people relax around me. I think it's important to get comfortable with being uncomfortable; often the best rewards come with the scariest prospects and regardless of the outcome, the learning is priceless. I had a lot of fun with this assignment. It gave me a lot to think about. 

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