Meet Stevie D. of Buckcherry fame. I met him, chillin’ in the shade of the WWII memorial at City Hall, while out strolling with my Yashy. I noticed his red dotted camera and he noticed my bizarre looking contraption.
He of course asked me for a portrait, as I exuded something “Very Vivian Maier,” and I obliged under the condition I could take a portrait of him afterwards. Fellow street photographers, you may know the paradigm of asking someone else for a photo, but it was very odd being on the receiving end of that. It’s harder not to smile than it looks!
We then chatted a bit about street and photography in general and I found out he was visiting from LA, which is a funny coincidence (some of you may know why). I naively asked if he did a lot of street in LA, of course he said he really shot all over (I didn’t know he was a musician at the time).
As we parted ways, I was left a bit stunned at the fact that such an intriguing fella from a big metropolis found Edmonton worth his time. Don’t get me wrong, I like Edmonton; it’s a nice city, it’s just a bit off the radar to most, especially outside of Canada. Once I checked out his site, though, it all became clear to me.
What I found that I really appreciated about Stevie’s work is that he really does go off the beaten path a lot, venturing beyond the typical street photographer’s hang outs of New York, London, and Paris.
So take a few minutes, check out Stevie’s amazing photography from all over our blue marble here…