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I don't shoot weddings or birthdays and no family vacations . I am an artist , I once did a friends wedding and unfortunately he was upset and wanted his money back . I said screw you I am an artist . Another friend asked about his wedding and I refused . I moved to a warm climate and shoot street 7 days a week . I am a Canadian (Montreal) photojournalist / street photographer (since 1982) I work for me not for you . My passion is documenting life on the street I am basically self taught some photography programs and some dark room stuff . A slight disagreement with a program director so I never entered photojournalism . I painted and did some film making for a number of years while taking a break from photography .To me photography is not about capturing what I believe to be a rare family moment and posting it on a photography website . Photography is an art and should be given the opportunity to enlighten its viewer with a rare few seconds . My influences are Vivian Marier and Mary Ellen Mark and Saul Lieter . Of the 3 incredible photographers Vivian Marier has touched me the most . And painters its Chaim Soutine and Van Gough . (website , https://youpic.com/photographer/exit401/)