I was going through some old images and I found this image of a street performer in Laguna beach dancing. The Laguna beach crew is very unique, they don’t do it for money (at least I’ve never seen them once ask for money) but quite the contrary they encourage others to join in on the fun. OK… OK… I liked them a lot because they were camera friendly
Today is Mother’s Day in North America and on this occasion I’d like to share a portrait of my beautiful mother that I took on New Year’s Eve of this year. She has the most beautiful eyes, I just wish she passed them on to me; sharing is caring Mom!!
With the beginning of the NHL playoffs tonight, I thought I’d post an image of a hockey fan sporting a playoff beard. Its a tradition that hockey players don’t shave during the playoffs, the further they advance the longer their beard grows. I’m not a real hockey fan but I was excited to find out that my hometown team (Toronto Maple Leafs) made the playoffs as I’m sure that its been quite sometime since they’ve had playoff hockey.
A man cycling at Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles, CA
An image of one the Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew which are the responsible for cleaning the ice slush from the rink when the play stops during a hockey game. The story goes something like this: The Los Angeles Kings were struggling for attendance after “The Great One” aka Wayne Gretzky was traded to the New York Rangers, a few years later someone in marketing decided that having pretty girls showing off a lot of skin would appeal to the audience; it is Los Angeles after all! Personally I didn’t notice them until my friend told me the story, during the breaks I usually look for interesting people in the audience to photograph. In this particular case, the Ice Crew girl thought I wanted to take a picture of her while I was scanning the crowd through my viewfinder so she stopped and smiled for me and I felt like I really had to take the picture
Here is another image from the hockey game that I attended on Saturday in Los Angeles, this time its a Canucks fan while the two teams were warming up. She is wearing a retro jersey (that was the Vancouver Canucks logo back when I was a child growing up in Canada) and with that wig I thought she looked very unique and deserved a picture. Her Husband/boyfriend had the away jersey (in black) with similar wig, he was too far and I didn’t want to chase them around the rink
The “Like” Button
And for all my wordpress.com readers, the folks at automattic have finally decided to add the Like feature to the jetpack plugin, this means the “like” button is back on the website and I turned it on since that is my #1 asked question: where is the like button?
I was cleaning up my hard drive and I realized that I took this picture of this lovely couple, Ali & Jasmine, during the holiday season in Toronto while having Sushi but I forgot to give it to them. Since it is Valentine’s day I thought it was fitting to go with a picture of a couple who just recently got married
A portrait of my good friend Shayan on an overcast day in Laguna Beach. I don’t think she’s aged a day in the six years or so that I’ve known her, actually sometimes I think she’s found a way to reverse the process!
A portrait of my good friend Mina Mahdi. I took this image of her during this past Christmas break, it was the first time I saw her since she cut her hair and I insisted on taking a picture of her which luckily for me she accepted. Mina will be leaving Toronto in a day (if my memory serves me correctly!) and will be embarking on a new journey in Qatar. I wanted to dedicate this blog post to wish her all the best in her new adventure
As we were walking out of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, I noticed what appears to be two siblings helping their mom walk down the stairs. I thought it was telling of the times and how the roles have been reversed as its time for the younger generation to take care of the one that raised them.