Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life (Calgary’s Lilac Festival)
For me, Street Life is all about the hustle and bustle, the people interactions, the side scenes, a face standing out, and celebrating the enjoyment of life. That may be the opposite of street life to some photojournalists, many of whom use it to showcase the daily struggles. My sense optimism prefers the former.
These images were captured last spring at Calgary’s Lilac Festival. Running for nearly 25 years, it was my first foray into the masses. Not sure why I’d avoided it before but, although packed with people, I did love the energy! Street performers, food trucks and merchants shared space with people, pets and kids. It was also a gorgeously sunny mild spring day, an added bonus!
PS. If you’re looking for a great event, 2014 would be a fantastic year to attend. Not only, is it the 25th anniversary of Lilac Festival, the 4th Street business zone was hard hit by the 2013 Flood and is just getting back on it’s feet. The local businesses could all use your support!