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This blog is dedicated to the good people that live in the city of Calgary, Alberta Canada. I moved to Calgary a year ago and before I moved here I had a lot of misconceptions about the city and the people that lived here. From the reputation of the city I had come to the conclusion that Calgary was a full on cowboy town filled with horse riding, cattle wrangling, Budwiser drinking country fokes all jammed together to make what appeared to be a city. Oh how I was wrong, and how happy to be wrong!

Since living in Calgary I have learned that the people who live here are really just like any where else in Canada/America. The whole cowboy town thing seems more of a tourism scheme than anything, except forΒ StampedeΒ time when loads of people dresses up like cowboys or a modern day Daisy Duke.

I work as a photographer, so I meet a lot of people and I have found that almost everyone I meet is actually from some where else. The lure of jobs and a better quality of life has done Calgary well. The city is made up of people from all over Canada and the US and to my pleasant surprise there seems to be a larger than expected African and Asian Canadian population here too.

So on with the blog, I hope you enjoy it and the people on here.

Thanks for reading, Rob

* All photography on this blog is done by meΒ (Rob Moses).
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  1. Doris · December 22, 2012

    like the concept of the blog

    • Rob Moses · December 22, 2012

      Thank you Doris. It should be a fun little project πŸ™‚

  2. ghanastar82 · December 30, 2012

    Ive always wanted to visit Canada so I look forward to your entries πŸ™‚

    • Rob Moses · December 30, 2012

      Cool! You should totally visit Canada sometime! I’d say the best places are Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal & Calgary in that order. I’ll keep a look out for your entries too πŸ˜‰

      • Elaine Van Staalduinene · February 23, 2013

        Found you after you liked my blog, Rob, so of course I had to see who you were! I just moved to where I live (small town outside of Nelson, B.C.) called Procter. The publicity is always about the bigger places (not much about Procter on the web) and I’m finding out just how rich the smaller places in this area are. On my web I’m putting up interviews about people around the area and things that are different from Spain which is where I was living for the past 10 years.It’s a great way to get to know the people in the community and to start to feel like one belongs. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your adventure in Calgary.

      • Rob Moses · February 23, 2013

        Cool! I have spent A LOT of time in Nelson BC as we used to have some family that lived there. We came very, very close to moving there. However we couldn’t find a decent place to live haha. Nelson is a wonderful little town and I love it very much. I will be out that way this summer some time I am sure πŸ™‚ Enjoy YOUR adventure all the way from Spain! That’s so cool to hear about what your doing.

  3. Filio Kondylis · January 1, 2013

    Hi Rob, Calgary is one city I haven’t had a chance to explore yet, but definitely want to. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on the city and your photos.

    • Rob Moses · January 1, 2013

      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! Yes you should definitely come check out Calgary some time! It’s nice in the summer πŸ˜‰

  4. going on growing · January 2, 2013

    Hi Rob, Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. Your photographs are beautiful, especially what I assume is Calgary at the top of your blog. Love the concept too! Good luck finding more people to interview. Look forward to following.

    • Rob Moses · January 2, 2013

      No problem! Thank you for visiting mine too! Oh and yes that is Calgary at the top πŸ˜‰

  5. betinaj · January 2, 2013

    Hey Rob, Thanks for the like on my blog. I’ve been to Calgary several times. I absolutely love Banff…beautiful there. Great blog and your photography is amazing!

    • Rob Moses · January 2, 2013

      Thank you so much! That’s cool you have been here. I love Banff too! So nice there. And thanks about my photography πŸ˜€ You are very kind to say such things πŸ˜‰

  6. Boomdeeadda · January 5, 2013

    What an awesome header photo you’ve posted Rob. I’m really keen to perfect night shots. Just got a new Canon S110 for Christmas…I could have picked a more mainstream camera but was looking to learn a little about photography along the way. looking forward to following along

    • Rob Moses · January 5, 2013

      Hey hey, thank you very much! That’s really great you got a Canon, they make awesome cameras! I am looking forward to your pictures πŸ™‚

  7. Todd Millar · January 5, 2013

    Thanks for checking out the blog – hope you’ll stop by again soon.

    • Rob Moses · January 6, 2013

      No problem Todd, right back at ya! Will do πŸ˜‰

  8. thegirlwiththespiralnotebook · January 6, 2013

    Thanks for liking and commenting on my post! I really appreciate it. Your blog has a really cool concept and looks pretty great. I got a new camera for Christmas, and your pictures are really getting me excited to use it! Anyway, thanks again!

    • Rob Moses · January 6, 2013

      Hey, no problem! Congratulations on your new camera! I hope you have fun with it πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment.

  9. longhornsandcamels · January 6, 2013

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. πŸ™‚ Very funny – your description of what you thought Calgary was like sounds exactly like what people think Texas is like, never mind that Houston is more diverse than even New York City! Looking forward to reading more…

    • Rob Moses · January 7, 2013

      Haha that’s funny! I want to visit Houston and Austin one of these days πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by here and commenting!

  10. deltatravels · January 6, 2013

    Calgary has cowboys??? I never thought they did, what kind of movies did you watch as a kid? πŸ™‚ Whenever I think of Canada I think of Dudley Do Right. It works till I make it up there and see for myself. Ever venture out to Nova Scotia?

    • Rob Moses · January 7, 2013

      Haha I haven’t seen any real cowboys since I got here. But before I moved here I heard there was a lot of cowboys. And the only movie I have seen with Calgary in it was that 90’s movie with the Jamaican Bobsled Team haha. Also, never heard of “Dudley Do Right”, what is that?

      Oh and never been to NS, but would really love to visit out that way one day! πŸ™‚

  11. deltatravels · January 11, 2013

    Dudley Do Right…lemme see…I think he was a Canadian Mountee. It was a movie too with Brenden Fraser. I remember Cool Runnings! I watch it every time it’s on, it’s a guilty pleasure. I want to see L’Anse Aux Meadows, I think that’s in Novia Scotia.

    • Rob Moses · January 11, 2013

      OIC! I’ll look those movies up πŸ™‚

  12. theroadtriphound · January 12, 2013

    Great site neighbour!

  13. photobycraig · January 14, 2013

    Calgary…probably in my top 3 favourite cities in the world! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! It is always appreciated!

    • Rob Moses · January 14, 2013

      High praise! No problem and thanks for stopping by here too πŸ˜‰

  14. MD Photography · January 16, 2013

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award http://wp.me/p1lPLj-213

  15. Inge · January 17, 2013

    It’s nice to know you. Thank you very much for commenting on my posts. It’s an honour to me as an amateur photographer. πŸ™‚

    • Rob Moses · January 17, 2013

      Hey, no problem! Thank you very much, you are too kind πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work.

  16. Caitlin · January 19, 2013

    oh my parents love calgary! i’ve never been, but i hope to go visit one day! πŸ™‚

    • Rob Moses · January 19, 2013

      That’s cool Caitlin! You should definitely come check it out some time πŸ™‚

  17. jayjud · January 19, 2013

    I’ve never been to Calgary, but I think my crazy life will be taking me to Alberta for the summer… as a fellow photographer, and a student, maybe I’d have the chance to shoot with you:)
    Love the concept of your blog!

    • Rob Moses · January 19, 2013

      Hey JayJud, That’s cool you might be out here this summer. Drop me a line if you make it out and we’ll go shoot some photos πŸ™‚

      • jayjud · January 19, 2013

        Sounds great πŸ™‚

  18. jaggh53163 · January 22, 2013

    Hey! I’ve nominated your for the Liebster Blog Award. Check it here: http://allthosesmallthings.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/hello-liebster-we-meet-at-last/

    Cheers πŸ˜€ x

    • Rob Moses · January 23, 2013

      Hey hey, thank you very much. Some one else sent me one of these and I still don’t really get it haha πŸ™‚ Btw, your link to your site is your name by your picture ;).


  19. seeker · February 2, 2013

    A Canadian, eh, in Calgary. I’ll drink to that!

  20. kylabee · February 5, 2013

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your blog. I am originally from NS. Ever interviewed anyone in Calgary from there? My friend Grace just moved to Calgary 6 months ago and I am headed to visit her Easter weekend. Can’t wait.

    Cool idea. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Do you just ask these questions to anyone you meet? Do some people say no?

    Happy writing!

    • Rob Moses · February 5, 2013

      No problem! Thanks for stopping by here πŸ™‚ I mostly ask strangers really, and yes people definitely say no! LOL. They say no more than they say yes haha. But it’s still fun. I have even made a friend out of a stranger from doing this blog, so it’s a fun way to meet people πŸ™‚

      • kylabee · February 6, 2013

        Glad to hear you have made a friend and hopefully you will make more. Too bad there are more no’s than yes’s. Happy chatting and meeting peeps.

  21. dorothymcdonall · February 6, 2013

    Thanks for visiting my blog “Eyes to Heart” and liking my post “Unique …” … I’m a western girl and love Alberta. I generally visit Calgary, camera in hand, about once a year to get my “fix.” … πŸ˜‰

    • Rob Moses · February 6, 2013

      Hey Dorothy, no problem and thanks for stopping by here! That’s cool you come to Calgary once a year. Maybe I’ll bump into you on your next trip haha πŸ˜‰

  22. Jolene Hanson · February 6, 2013

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I look forward to learning a thing or two about Calgary from you!

    • Rob Moses · February 6, 2013

      No problem! Thanks for stopping by here πŸ˜‰

  23. Disheveled parent · February 7, 2013

    Beautiful portrait below Rob. Love it!

  24. Brett · February 10, 2013

    Rob, thanks for visiting my O’Canada blog. I was unaware of your People of Calgary site and I love the way you showcase the interviews. Very nicely done and I plan to spend some time browsing these. Best, Brett

    • Rob Moses · February 10, 2013

      Anytime! Thanks for stopping by here too πŸ˜‰

  25. jmro98 · February 10, 2013

    Like the idea of your blog, many years ago, I had to move to Winnipeg, not quite the same as Calgary, but as a francophone, I was a bit weery…stayed there 5 years, learned quite a bit about the ‘other solitude’ as they say. I did discovered a town and peoples that are very fine, and also often coming from everywhere in Canada and abroad too. So I will follow!

    • Rob Moses · February 10, 2013

      Cool! Ya it’s fun to check out new cities and live in them. I am glad you enjoyed your time in Winnipeg πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  26. good2begone · February 10, 2013

    Awesome idea for a blog! Interviewing real people I the city. Who would of thunk it?…..I mean besides you…I look forward to reading much more!

    • Rob Moses · February 10, 2013

      Haha thanks! It’s been fun so far πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  27. CRAVE Beauty (@CRAVEBeautyUSA) · February 23, 2013

    Hey! Thanks for liking my blog post. The picture of the Calgary skyline is so beautiful.

    • Rob Moses · February 23, 2013

      Hey, no problem. Thanks about the picture πŸ™‚

  28. Kimberly · February 23, 2013

    I moved to Calgary six years ago (surprise, surprise, probably 80% of Calgarians are from BC or Ontario!) with no real idea of what to expect and I am now officially and desperately in love with living here! Coming from the most “white” town ever, I love how multicultural it is here. It especially makes for a beautiful classroom. πŸ™‚ Loving the photos.

    • Rob Moses · May 11, 2013

      Hi, Sorry for the extremely slow reply. I really thought I replied to your comment when you posted it. No idea what happened there haha. Anyhow, thank you for taking the time to comment and I am happy to hear you are loving your new home πŸ˜‰

  29. shipwrekkt · February 24, 2013

    Hey, thanks for liking my blog! I look forward to seeing your Calgary observations, as it is a city with which I am very much acquainted. It was a total culture shock for me, coming from Halifax, but after living there for several years I do miss it sometimes. Cheers!

    • Rob Moses · May 11, 2013

      Thank you for your comment and sorry for the slow reply haha.

  30. Jackie · February 24, 2013

    You have a very interesting blog and I look forward to following your work! πŸ˜€

    • Rob Moses · May 11, 2013

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting Jackie! Sorry for the slow reply. It seems I missed a few people in the mix and only getting the chance to reply now lol.

      • Jackie · May 12, 2013

        You’re very welcome! No problem on the late reply – I understand! πŸ˜€

  31. NW Frame of Mind · February 25, 2013

    Hi, thanks for taking a look at my blog! I have visited Vancouver many times and love the city. Last year I made it to Edmonton and this year hope to see Calgary. Your pictures are a great way for me to see the city before my next trip.

    • Rob Moses · February 25, 2013

      Hey, no problem! That’s great your going to try and make it out to Calgary. Let me know if you need a tour guild πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by!

  32. snappy~speak photo · February 26, 2013

    Great portraiture!

  33. J. A. Robinson · February 28, 2013

    Rob–You have one of the most GORGEOUS banners of any blog I’ve visited.
    THANKS for visiting my “pun-ny” photoblog and leaving a “like.” –John R.: http://TheDailyGraff.com

    • Rob Moses · February 28, 2013

      Thank you very much! And no problem πŸ™‚

  34. acinstructor · March 17, 2013

    Very cool concept for a blog.

  35. markshimazuphotography · May 10, 2013

    Rob, I admire your ability to approach people and not only take great flattering photos of them, but also dig deeper and ask them questions about who they are.

    • Rob Moses · May 10, 2013

      Thank you very much Mark. You are very kind to say so πŸ™‚

  36. icelandpenny · May 11, 2013

    thanks for liking my latest post, and you’re totally right about Calgary! I loved my years there — lived in Hillhurst, between the river and Riley Park — and have great memories.

    • Rob Moses · May 11, 2013

      Oh that’s great! No problem on stopping by, thank you for stopping here πŸ˜‰

  37. anisja rossi · May 12, 2013

    Very good blog , and I like very much how you are developing it .

  38. kellisamson · May 13, 2013

    gorgeous photos, rob!

  39. thebestdressup · May 27, 2013

    ciao! luvFAB blog.

  40. Nativegrl77 · June 2, 2013

    Thanks for stopping by … think of my ad when buying your next camera bag (^: Oh, Canada … love it! 3hrs away though I hate the border

  41. Nativegrl77 · June 2, 2013

    oh, and be safe !

  42. kirkistan · June 2, 2013

    I love what you are doing on this blog: capturing the people you meet. I look forward to reading more.

    • Rob Moses · June 2, 2013

      Thank you! Glad you enjoy it πŸ™‚

  43. trashbus · June 14, 2013

    Nice blog! And thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  44. Arti · July 6, 2013

    Thanks for dispelling the misconceptions Calgary undeservedly get, and I’m afraid, ones that seem to perpetuate. I know what Calgary is like… been living here for over 40 years. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by Ripple Effects.

    • Rob Moses · July 6, 2013

      No problem! Thank you for stopping by here too πŸ˜€

  45. Lynette d'Arty-Cross · July 7, 2013

    Great blog! I live in Alberta and know Calgary fairly well. πŸ™‚

  46. dituse · July 11, 2013

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your photography! πŸ™‚

  47. Brett · November 7, 2013

    Hey, Rob, I came across an article in today’s NY Times about a local photographer in NY who takes photos of people and then interviews them and that made me think of you and your wonderful blog. Here’s the link: “A Fisherman in New York’s Sea of Faces”: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/business/media/humans-of-new-york-by-brandon-stanton.html?ref=arts&_r=0 .

    I think both his and your efforts are testament to the fact that there is a natural curiosity many of us have about others and a desire for a sense of connectedness even with those for whom we may not always have time to pause and share a moment with. So here’s more encouragement for you to continue with the shared learning and exploration that is the The People of Calgary.

    Best, Brett

    • Rob Moses · November 16, 2013

      Thank you so much for your message Brett! Sorry for the slow reply. I have been spending to much time on my other blog http://www.robmosesphotography.com I guess. Your message has inspired me to add another person to the blog. I will have some up this weekend and it will be because of this message πŸ˜‰ Thanks again!

  48. Boonies167 · January 23, 2014

    What a classy blog! Keep up the good work, and thanks for stopping by.

    • Rob Moses · January 28, 2014

      Thank you and thanks for the nice comment!

  49. Jean · April 18, 2014

    Best wishes. You might want to penetrate Calgary for those involved in matters of….social justice or people who want to make Calgary a better place to live.

  50. Toza and Anita · June 3, 2014

    Thanks for liking our blog! You have such a unique and interesting blog going on πŸ˜€ I actually visited Canada in the fall of 2012 but missed out on Calgary. BUT! Will definitely visit next time I go. All the best!

    • Rob Moses · September 28, 2014

      Hey, sorry for the slow reply. I was taking a break from this project to focus on some other ones I had going on. However, I am going to picking this one back up now that I have more time again :). Yes please come visit Calgary next time! Just make sure you do it in summer ;).

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