Shooting Film with our neighbourhood friend @Jayscale.

On January 3rd 2016. #Shootforpeace was blessed with a visit by our friend Jamal aka Jayscale and his sister Kelly. Jamal shoots film and it's been a hobby of his that he rarely shared with the public until very recently. Jamal surprised all the children with disposable cameras for them to use for their introduction to film. We decided to walk down to the distillery district. When Jamal introduced himself it resonated with the children and really hit home because he was someone from their community that found success in the art of photography. A few of them were talking about how they never thought @jayscale on Instagram was the same guy who lived in their neighbourhood and it was beautiful to hear that. After his introduction we reminded the kids that although they didn't have to share cameras they had to remember that they are limited to a specific amount of shots. Every shot counts in film and this is why it was so important for photographers from the past to make sure they composed the photo before taking it. The kids had a great time shooting and it was really refreshing to listen to their questions and comments. One of the kids was hardly shooting and when i approached him asking why he said "i cant just waste my shot on anything, it has to be something crazy". I watched another two say to each other "I'll only take a picture of you if you take a picture of me". One of them took all his shots within the first thirty minutes and said "i'm happy with everything i took". The photos will be developed soon and we cant wait to share all the amazing photos we took with you. All in all we had a great time and since it was super cold we had no option but to go to Tim Hortons and have some Hot Chocolate. Thank you Jamal once again from the whole team. We appreciate you.

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When you're too cold to shoot but warm enough to keep your hoody off.


When you're too cold to shoot but warm enough to keep your hoody off.

Yes that's hot chocolate and yes he is drinking it from a straw.


Yes that's hot chocolate and yes he is drinking it from a straw.