I really don't take a lot of pictures of people when i am up in Nova Scotia, which i find rather odd considering how much i really enjoy photographing people in other times and places in my life. A quick look at my website will tell you immediately that i am indeed primarily a people photographer. I suppose i am just so stimulated and overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the place that my attention is drawn away from the humanity that inhabits it. Perhaps i need to shift my focus just a wee bit and do more of this in the future. There are undoubtably countless stories to be told about Nova Scotia though the faces of her people.
I recently went through a few years of files and worked up a few portraits that i found most appealing. I suppose if i dig deeper others will surface, but i have been meaning to put some of these up for a while and i think it's past time. I decided to focus first on the male of the species, so i will hopefully follow this up with a female entry somewhere down the line. These are mostly people i know, either relatives or friends, but there are a few randomly encountered strangers in this mix as well.
It should be stated for clarification that these are not all males of Nova Scotia, but rather, males in Nova Scotia, though even the ones who don't live there have a strong love and connection to the place. There is something about the Maritimes that takes hold of you while you are there, regardless of where you actually call home. This place has a way of laying claim to your soul and making you hers, if not permanently, then at least during the time you spend there.
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