At my grandparents house they had decorative stand alone ashtrays. Every time I see one at an antique store I think of my grandparents so when I say a guy walking down Bank St. with one I had to say hello. Jesse @aviatorsess uses the ashtrays for decorative planters, a very cool reuse. Asked if I could take his portrait under one of my fav spots the RESERVED signs at the back of the Book Bazaar, thought it just somehow fit.
I love the few fleeting minutes spent together when photographing these Street Portraits, connecting through photography at 1/200 of a second. I hope you will enjoy these images too and get inspired to say hello to someone you don’t know.
Also if you are walking down Bank keeps your eyes open for some #sayhelloottawa signage!!