Marie-Mireille Bence, mother of Jean René Junior Olivier and her grandson Kayshawn Olivier, speaking about Junior, who was shot three times and killed by Repentigny police on August 1st in Repentigny while experiencing a mental health crisis. Many of the speakers at the sit in exclaimed that they have been denouncing racial profiling in their community for five years. Visit the Facebook group “Profilage racial Repentigny” to follow the work of a group of young residents living in Repentigny who fight against systemic racism, police brutality, racial profiling and social inequality.
Armed with Roy’s Rolleiflex SL66 and several expired rolls of Kodak TRI-X 320 Film, I left for Toronto to surprise Hayden at his 40th birthday party.
Below are a selection of shots from the four rolls of film that I shot during my short trip. It took me a while to get a hang of the camera, so several shots didn’t turn out, but I’m very pleased with the ones that did. They are more eerie and evocative than I could have hoped for.
I’ll def be shooting with the Rolleiflex SL66 again.