Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Charley Fox

I just heard that celebrated Canadian war veteran Charlie Fox (age 88) was killed in a car accident a few days ago. I photographed Charley for the Ottawa Sun only a few weeks ago during the Battle of Britain event at the Canadian Aviation Museum, so the news shocked me.

Charley was the funniest, sweetest and most patient photo subject I have had to date. I can easily say that he was my favourite portrait subject and I was charmed when he kissed my hand as I left. I wanted to spend more time chatting with him, but I had barely finished photographing him when he was swarmed by others who also wanted to talk to him. 

Here are a few photos taken of Charley during our brief photo session. 


About Della

I'm Della. I take pictures.

I'm a freelance photojournalist based in Toronto. My work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Toronto Life, Hello! Magazine, The Calgary Herald and Sun Media publications. I have also shot for a number of corporate clients, including the Government of Canada, the Law Society of Upper Canada, ING, Accenture, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Takeda, Amgen and Merck Frosst.

Likes: Snoopy Sno-Cone makers, dinosaurs, sharks, hot chocolate, ice cream, This American Life, CBC Radio, asparagus, zebras, travel, photography, grape soda, ice cream, naps, hoodies, the library, good e-mails, duvets, new books, mittens and lists.

Dislikes: Unicorns, ponies, glitter, tomato, wet cat food.

Check out my website at www.dellarollins.com
Contact me at: drollinsphoto (at) gmail.com

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