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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.

projects

PEOPLE WITH PETS


Here in the US, family pets live large.

RAPTURE


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