Friday, December 03, 2010

Trading Cards

Well, after nearly four months of shooting, I'm almost done the trading cards for the Toronto Police Mounted Unit, 2011 series. It's a labour of love- I donate my time for this project because I think it's important to foster police-community relations. In this case, so many children are collecting the cards whenever they see a police officer on a horse, it's great. They're reading about the officers and horses on the backs of the cards and learning little details about them all. It's a lot of fun working with the unit and they're always warm and accommodating. Over the past seven years of shooting them I've amassed a huge archive of images, everything from horses getting their teeth done to escorting the Queen's landau at the Queen's Plate. I've loved every minute of it.

Being a Toronto photographer in a sea of other photographers, I'm not gonna lie, it's nice to have that "Anne de Haas Photography" on the back of each of the thousands of cards, tiny marketing aids, but it's the little moments and memories with the unit that keep me doing this project year after year. Thanks to them all for trusting me and letting me into their day to day lives, it's been wonderful.


Blogger Somewhatjim said...

We're in the final stretch. You have taken some great shots this time and I can't wait to see the completed set.

4:37 p.m.  
Anonymous KJ Mullins,editor said...

Would love to interview you about the trading cards. My email is Look forward to hearing from you.

8:00 a.m.  
Blogger Fruzsi said...

Hi.My name is Fruzsi.I makeing a presentation about police horse.I read your blog and I would like to ask you how can I get some trading cards from you.Or do I have to pay for it?I will do my presentation in may 25.I'm in a LINC school in Mississauga ontario learning english.If you could answer email address

2:16 p.m.  
Blogger Delaney Osmond said...

Hello my name is Delaney. I’ve been looking at your amazing photography and I think that I recognize Sabre, one of the police horses. He’s retired now and if you have a trading card with him in it I’d love to see it. Thanks!

11:46 a.m.  

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