597/600 – Keegan

I fulfilled him conversing throughout front porches. He is element of a contracting crew performing a renovation on my neighbor’s home here in the east end of Toronto. He smiled and questioned me how I was accomplishing and quickly we were chatting from porch to porch about the development of the renovation he’s involved in. He noticed me fiddling with my bicycle and converse turned to the bicycling club my wife and I are involved in. Eventually, we released ourselves. Satisfy Keegan.

Keegan is the kind of fellow you just cannot aid but like proper from the get-go with is welcoming smile and effortless-likely fashion. I discovered out he has been performing with the contractor for a several months and it has been performing out perfectly for him and they are happy with his do the job. He likes the fact that no just one is seeking more than his shoulder all the time and all he has to do is do his jobs perfectly and in a well timed fashion. His do the job ranges from common cleanup to extra fascinating jobs these types of as drywall and other work opportunities which have to have extra skill.

His father is a total-services contractor so you may possibly say that performing on properties is in his blood. I questioned about his title and he reported it is Irish and that his mother is Irish. His father is from Barbados. It’s an fascinating mix. He was born in London Ontario and used quite a few many years in Hamilton ahead of coming to Toronto 5 many years back. “So, you’re performing your way east” I reported. He laughed and reported “It would seem that way.”

As we talked I found out that home renovation is not what Keegan is all about. He’s a 25 calendar year previous graduate of a faculty movie plan and aspires to generating his have movies and finally starting to be a director. He’s at the moment just having to pay the payments (pupil credit card debt, no question) but has bought a fantastic motion picture camera and is setting up to do some movie jobs on his have. His other curiosity in his spare time is snowboarding which he has finished in Alberta (“Fantastic!”) and in the hillier areas north of Toronto.

Keegan was a all-natural to invite into my 100 Strangers job, supplied his friendliness and his curiosity in movie. He did not know a whole lot about Flickr but was eager to find out extra and was instantly intrigued in participating in my job. He confident me that having a several minutes off the work wouldn’t pose a difficulty. I went within to grab my camera and posed him concerning the two properties in which there was favorable, light light-weight. I imagine the photo above offers an precise sense of Keegan’s effortless-likely, welcoming fashion.

In reflecting on life, Keegan reported “Happiness ought to come ahead of results as a goal.” He also told me his philosophy is to always attempt to boost and that achievement regularly will involve some sacrifices. Plainly, a considerate young gentleman.

Thank you Keegan for participating in 100 Strangers. You are Stranger #597 in Spherical 6 of my job. I hope you stick with your plan for receiving into the movie business enterprise. I imagine your constructive personality will be a excellent asset no issue what occupation path you adhere to.

Uncover out extra about the job and see photographs taken by the other photographers in our group at the 100 Strangers Flickr Team site.

Posted by jeffcbowen on 2014-09-04 20:51:09

Tagged: , 597