Today I was interviewed for the Gastown Gazette. They are that lovely hyperlocal rag that has been doing some great journalism around the anti-gentrification folks in our hood. You know, those folks that protest The Pigeon Restaurant, and wander though Gastown with hoods and torches…Yup I said hoods & torches… yup just like a Southern linch mob of old….
I imangine it was like this…well like this at about 59 seconds in that is :)
Anyway the Gastown Gazette broke the story of the flame wielding Gastown mob (I wonder what the carbon footprint of a flame wielding lynch mob is?) two days before the folks at the CBC. So what ever side of the whole anti-gentrification debate you stand on you have to admit that that is just good journalism.
Anyway the interview was about the arts and not the hood. I will let you know if & when it is posted :) but the walk there and back was a good one.
This was the first photowalk that wasn’t ‘work related’ in a long while it was beyond glorious and very yellow it would seem. Side note The commission as some of you know did not work out very well. Short version they didnt want an artist they wanted a hired gun. I think that they may have thought that approaching “a poor starving artist” would be a cheaper alternative to hiring a “real” photographer, But yeah Fuck the commission and all that stress that went with it! I managed to get some great work out of it and I am going to use it all in some sort of rejected showing and call it all good. As such I wont be spending all my time on other peoples bullshit meaning I will be spending more time with mine!
Like the Nanaimo & Hastings Street area! What an untapped area of awesome! :)
Just a random selfy with Me, Hannah, And the Xterra.
This block never has no cars parked along it so I had to take advantage