The Right To Be

Gay Pride Parade - Ottawa 2016

Sunday’s incredibly poor weather had no effect whatsoever on the turnout and the festive celebration of this years’ Ottawa Gay Pride parade and signs reading “Love is Love” clearly brought home that message.

Rick Carroll

My Friends

Bird

I’m not sure what the red patch is in the background, nor did I care too much about the composition or the end result of this photograph. The sun was setting and after a long conversation with my friend here, I tried to take a photograph. Like most, he or she was camera shy and quickly turned and flew away.

My little friends and sometimes not so little keep me grounded in a truth about life and that is that all living things are sacred. With them I quickly shed all realities that are not of love, compassion and empathy. Without them, I hate to imagine who I would be.

They are my friends.

Rick Carroll

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Ottawa Tourists

This is a photograph that really sticks with me. The two distinct facial expressions grab my attention and pull me to what I sometimes see as opposites, strength and gentleness. The cup however haunts me. I wish it wasn’t there. C’est la vie.

Rick Carroll

If I had but one wish

Starving Child - Mike Wells 1980
Starving Child – Mike Wells 1980

This photograph, taken by photographer Mike Wells in 1980, is without a doubt the photo- graph that has had the most impact on my life and an image that has never left my mind or heart. Nothing on this planet resonates more with me than the children we abandon. Their cries of hunger and their suffering play constant in my thoughts.

Thanks

Rick Carroll

Goodbye Facebook

To the few followers that I had on Facebook and Twitter, I want to say thank you. When I use such tools I find myself saying “Look at me” and hoping for some sort of validation when I really prefer not looking outside of myself for validation.

To Sandy Ingram, thank you for your support. You are an incredible talent. Put your soul into your work and trust in it.

All the best,
Rick Carroll

Life is a Symphony

“Life is a symphony
and each person, a significant note,
in one masterpiece, life”.

Headphones on, volume up, then watch as each life melts into the next.

Rick Carroll

Happy Canada Day !

Happy Canada Day everyone. Here are a few photos that I took today. Enjoy!

Canada Day
Canada Day
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Officer Ouellet - Ottawa 2016
Officer Ouellet

Rick Carroll