As a photographer I get to meet and photograph some very interesting and important people. But the cool thing is, I get to meet and get to know them as people first regardless of their accomplishments and/or responsibilities. The camera is kind of an equalizer or a bridge I guess. When I photographed Zijad Delic for Ottawa Magazine the other month I certainly didn't need any bridge - Zijad, for his accomplishments and extremely high standing in the Ottawa Muslim community, was incredibly down to earth and so honestly engaging. Having the opportunity to photograph Zijad's portrait was a lovely reminder of how lucky I am to get to do what I get do! :)
© Dwayne Brown - Zijad Delic photographed for Ottawa Magazine.