Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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Flora MacDonald

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I found this image while going through old slides to scan. I encountered Flora MacDonald on the street in downtown Calgary during the 1988 Winter Olympics. She was the Minister of Communications at the time and was happy to take a moment to allow me to take her picture. After I found the slide, I looked her up and found that she had just passed away July 26, 2015. She was one of the few politicians that I have met that deserve respect, and a great Canadian.

In the best light…


Best of a While Back

The best of the slides that I scanned last year.

Burmis Tree In Better Times

The Burmis Tree In Better Times from a Kodachrome slide taken in 1986 at Burmis, AB in the Crowsnest Pass.

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Take Down Training

Take Down Training

 

Back in 1987, I did a self assignment for the book, Calgary: A Year in Focus. I went for a ride along with the Calgary Police Service, Canine Unit. I spent the day with the unit photographing the team in their work.

Late in the day, we found ourselves at one of the impound lots for a little hide and seek. The “perp” was wearing a thickly padded suit. I recall the dog in the photo was fairly new to the unit and was muzzled ensure the safety of the volunteer perpetrator. Earlier we had practiced a similar take down in an unused warehouse space, which was unfortunately too dark to photograph.

In the best light…


Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

 

Back in 1987, I did a self assignment for the book, Calgary: A Year in Focus. I went for a ride along with the Calgary Police Service, Canine Unit. I spent the day with the unit photographing the team in their work.

Like any team, training and practice is a regular part of the routine. The dogs are asked to enter many unusual location during the course of their duties. The training ensures that they are able cope with the strenuous action.

In the best light…


Out For A Run

Out For A Run

 

Back in 1987, I did a self assignment for the book, Calgary: A Year in Focus. I went for a ride along with the Calgary Police Service, Canine Unit. I spent the day with the unit photographing the team in their work.

One of the officers goes for a run with his dog in an empty field in one of the industrial areas of Calgary.

In the best light.