Ottawa - 14.10.2017

Laurier Avenue W – Ottawa 14.10.2017

As much as I am attracted to a pretty face, I am also equally attracted to a facial expression, the mystery in someone’s eyes, the telling, the hidden, the fear, the passion and the strength.

Rick Carroll


Ottawa 9.11.2017

Ottawa 9.11.2017

I created this today for our American friends and for Canadians alike who lost loved ones on that tragic day. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick Carroll

Who Is Garry Black?

Little Mermaid - Ottawa 29.07.2017

Little Mermaid – Ottawa 29.07.2017

Like many people I sit on the sidelines peaking into this and that, making assessments and filtering to where I find some truth and something of value. Rarely, and I do mean rarely, do I find someone who gives constantly, is a professional, doesn’t play head games and is so kindhearted in nature, as Garry Black.

For many year now I’ve sent the odd message to Garry, sometimes just to bug him and sometimes to challenge him and although we rarely communicate I’ve always sensed a kinship. What I feel is common to both of us, is a love and a respect of photography and a love of life and people.

Like the young girl in the photo, my hat goes off to Garry Black.

Take the time to look into this wonderful man because some things are always worth it.

Rick Carroll


Lint - Ottawa 26.08.2017

Lint – Ottawa 26.08.2017

When I started editing this photograph the man’s face wasn’t quite the way I wanted it to be from a technical standpoint but what really surprised me was the amount of lint on his sweater. Typically I would have removed it all to make the image that much better.
( or should I say “that much more acceptable.”? )

For this man in the fall of his life, as I am, I doubt that having lint on his sweater really mat- ters anymore. What I find wonderful about ageing is the knowing where our focus should be.

Rick Carroll

Little Girl

Ottawa 06.08.2017

Ottawa 06.08.2017

Today I was reminded in thought of what my friend Michael said and that was to never lose touch of my sensitivity.

Rick Carroll


Buskerfest - Ottawa 06.08.2017

Buskerfest – Ottawa 06.08.2017

Yes I’m a bit late on this one. I posted this because it reminds me of how I never ever get tired of the stories told in the expressions on people’s faces.

Rick Carroll

The Photographer

The Photographer - Ottawa 08.17.2017

The Photographer – Ottawa 08.17.2017

I found it extremely odd yesterday when this man ( who was watching me ) decided to sit himself down right in front of where my camera had been pointing. I wish it was always that simple to get people to pose for a portrait.

This web version isn’t quite up to what I want it to be.

Wellington Building

Rick Carroll


Dad - Ottawa 25.07.2017

Queen Street – Ottawa 25.07.2017

This photograph was actually taken at a high ISO and is not the sharpest but I only managed to get the one frame.

Rick Carroll

Doing Lines

Kent Street - Ottawa 20.07.2017

Kent Street – Ottawa 20.07.2017

I’ve always loved the lines on the crosswalk at Kent and Sparks streets and yesterday, unexpectedly, this young woman appeared.

Rick Carroll