Hold the Phone

Albert Street - Ottawa 18.10.2017

Albert Street – Ottawa 18.10.2017

Imagine that you’re out for a walk, taking in the day and all of a sudden you just have to stop and take a selfie.

Rick Carroll


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


Have you ever woken up from a dream without any recollection at all as to what it was all about except that you knew that there were people in it and that one person used a word that you were unfamiliar with?

Well I just woke up from a nap and the unfamiliar word I speak of, is “Effigy”. Perhaps my unconscious mind is trying to further educate me as I sleep.

noun [ C ] UK ​ /ˈef.ɪ.dʒi/ US ​ /ˈef.ə.dʒi/
a model or other object that represents someone, especially one of a hated person that is hanged or burned in a public place:
Crowds marched through the streets carrying burning effigies of the president.

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

Rory Taillon

Rory Taillon - Ottawa 10.09.2017

Rory Taillon – Sparks Street -Ottawa 10.09.2017

I met Rory today on Sparks Street and was captivated by the strength of his voice and his selection of music. My big mistake was not putting enough time in actually enjoying it all. He’s also a great guy.

Nice meeting you Rory. Hope you like the photograph.

Rory Taillon’s Website

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


Protester - Parliament Hill - Ottawa 14.05.2017

Protester – Parliament Hill – Ottawa 14.05.2017

I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit with this photograph to emphasise the fact that this is a young girl. The idea that parents bring their children to protests that sometime involve hate, to me, teeters on the sharp blade of ethics. This girl is probably around 12 or 13 years old.

Rick Carroll

Exotic Beauty

Sparks Street - Ottawa 02.07.2017

Sparks Street – Ottawa 02.07.2017

On Tuesday I turn 59. Yes I can’t believe it either. Despite that, a beautiful woman is always a beautiful woman.

Rick Carroll

Capital Pride

Capital Pride - Ottawa 27.08.2017

Capital Pride – Ottawa 27.08.2017

Personally I feel that this photograph expresses Sunday’s Capital Pride quite well.

Rick Carroll