Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “Olympics

Flora MacDonald

Flora MacDonald//

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.

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Olympic Flame And Moon

Olympic Flame And Moon


I took the month of February off in 1988 to work for Nikon at the Winter Olympics. One evening I attended a Medals Ceremony in Olympic Plaza across from City Hall. While waiting for the presentations, standing elbow to elbow in a huge crowd, I turned around (with a giant monster lens) and spotted the fingernail moon next to the Olympic Flame on top of the Calgary Tower. It was an amazing moment for me, full of pride in my city and country, lugging around dream equipment and having a great time.

Nikon FM, Nikkor 400mm f/2.8, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600 Scanner

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Memories Of ‘88

Memories Of 88

The bright yellow with red stripes of the Canadian Ski Team was instantly recognizable to me. I almost didn’t have to look for the Calgary ‘88 logo on the bib. I was a little curious about it being in Banff at all, with Banff having been by passed for 1988 Winter Olympic venues. It did bring back many fond memories for me.

Nikon D300s, Nikkor 24-70mm, @44mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO 200, Adobe Lightroom

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