I just heard that celebrated Canadian war veteran Charlie Fox (age 88) was killed in a car accident a few days ago. I photographed Charley for the Ottawa Sun only a few weeks ago during the Battle of Britain event at the Canadian Aviation Museum, so the news shocked me.
Charley was the funniest, sweetest and most patient photo subject I have had to date. I can easily say that he was my favourite portrait subject and I was charmed when he kissed my hand as I left. I wanted to spend more time chatting with him, but I had barely finished photographing him when he was swarmed by others who also wanted to talk to him.
Here are a few photos taken of Charley during our brief photo session.