Tom Young

I am a street photographer based in Edmonton, Canada. I like seeing, thinking about, and documenting the many shapes people come in, both physical shapes and shape of character, and how people act in different environments. By day I am an urban planner, so there's a close relationship between what brought me to my profession and what I explore in my photography. Most of my images are taken as I go about my daily activities: commuting, going shopping, attending events. Transit is a very common theme.

I've always been a better listener than a talker. Since discovering street photography, I've started listening with my eyes as well as my ears, and it has given me something to show as a product of my quiet observations. My photography has been a way of pushing myself to share, to move beyond my own particular brand of shyness. I have found that it helps me stay more present in the world and with the people around me.



Here in the US, family pets live large.


People can have a spiritual experience anywhere, or so it seems.