I'm familar with the photographer, John van Putten. He just recently won an award for one of the best newspaper photographers across Canada. Quite a prestigeous honour.
Anyways, I had seen him before, but never chatted with him. So, on this occasion, I walked up to him and confirmed he was who I thought he was, and he was.
On the previous occasion, we were both photographing a police funeral.
He was on assignment in the area where my wife and I were taking photos. Later, he took the above photo, and we re-chatted and asked my name, etc.
I think he was surprised to be recognized, and I also congratulated him on his award. I think he felt good about that.
By the way, John was the one who took THIS PHOTO IN THE PAPER
at the same time I did a while back. I happened to mention this, and we had a good laugh about it.