Winnipeg Street: Nicole

Nicole was great to talk to and was really quite comfortable getting her photos taken. I said she had photogenic face and she laughed saying it was the first time anyone had said that to her. We chatted for about 20 minutes, covering a number of topics. She said life was tough with very little money but that she liked to work hard instead of asking for help. Nicole finds and fixes up things that other people throw away, and then sells them for some extra money. She also collects
discarded cans and bottles and showed me some items collected that day – some beer cans, soft-drink cans, and a couple of perfect bike fenders that she said would be excellent for her husband. She thought the idea of street portraiture was interesting and wished me good luck.