With that in mind, we apply the terribly inaccurate, toy-like magnifying glass that is the blog to the work of photographer, David Goldman—also a native to the great white north, Canada, thus continuing Canada week here at KoR. Full disclosure here: Mr. Goldman is a friend of ours and used to be our neighbor. That said, his work is truly beautiful. Whether the shot is an actual portrait or not, he always seems to convey the function of a portrait—the straight-on honesty of the moment his subject is in.
Last year, Goldman decided to profile a subway performer named Kooky Cosmo the Clown. As he writes: "I had been looking to do a project on subway performers for quite a while when, luck would have it, our paths crossed on the N train in Brooklyn around Thanksgiving ‘08. When I met Cosmo I knew I had found my subject." He proceeded to get to know Cosmo—AKA, Mike Richards—and photographing not only his exploits underground, but also his life at home, after the suspenders and clown hat were put away. Heartened by the project and already a fan of David's work, we offered to help out a bit with a the online gallery for the project. Plus, you know, we lived RIGHT downstairs. How could we say no. Check out the Kooky project here, and be sure to take a look at all of David's other work too. All well worth hitting the pause button in life.