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picking on complete strangers – black & white

The Past couple weeks has seen a lot of me picking on people out and about. Here are all the Black & White ones
Granville Island

Granville Island

Art Gallery

Art gallery

Alexander Street

Gastown

Gastown

Waterfront Station

Sinclair Centre

robson

Granville Street

Pac Centre

Park

Cambie

Multiple Exposures – Train and Fences

Railtown is a Vancouver neighborhood located just is east of Gastown. It is presumably called railtown due to its close proximity to the Vancouver Railyard. This railyard services one of the shipping ports in the area, organizing the shipped in goods to travel their distant destinations. However despite its namesake Railtown does not revolve around trains, ports or the shipping industry. In fact other than the noise, the trainyard plays little part in this neighborhood’s day to day existence. The area is instead home to artists, fashion designers, tech start-ups and other creative ventures that were likely drawn to the area due to lower rents and abundant artist spaces.

This is the hood I live in. Our studio is in fact right on the edge of the city directly beside the tracks, so trains/tracks/railyards tend to feature rather prominently in my work.

There is an alley behind Railway ave. It is sandwiched between the railyard and lower loading docks of buildings there. Being that it is in my hood I have wandered this alley a lot in the years that we have lived here, and despite having photographed what seems like every square foot of this block I still find new ways to approach it.

Multiple Exposures - Train and Fences

Multiple Exposures - Train and Fences

Multiple Exposures - Train and Fences

Multiple Exposures - Train and Fences

Railtown – Picking on complete Strangers

This was actually an unrealized Multiple exposure. I had the camera set to a different setting when I really wanted to shoot a multi. This shot was hanging about in the rejects pile, until that is that I resurrected it :)

Railtown - Picking On Complete Strangers

Picking On Complete Strangers – Over And Over and Over Again (aka Multiple exposure Street Photos)

Picking On Complete Strangers - Over And Over and Over Again

Picking On Complete Strangers - Over And Over and Over Again

Picking On Complete Strangers - Over And Over and Over Again

Picking On Complete Strangers - Over And Over and Over Again

Picking On Complete Strangers - Over And Over and Over Again

Picking On Complete Strangers - Over And Over and Over Again

Picking On Complete Strangers - Over And Over and Over Again

Picking On Complete Strangers - Over And Over and Over Again

 

Peep in Gastown

Gastown
While sitting at Coffee Bar in Gastown.

This Jerk Was Featured in the Gastown Gazette

Hey this happend!
jerkon-the-gastown-gazette

I Think Brian Adams Records Stuff Here

This building houses The Warehouse Studio which in it’s self is super cool but I love it because when the light is just right these frosted windows that open into what I imagine is the studio’s courtyard become these wicked urban soft-boxes illuminating a shaded sidewalk/street area.

there is a studio here i think

Gastown Alleys

gastown alley

gastown alley

gastown alley

gastown alley

hot pot tonight!!!Who is super excited? ME!!

Gastown – Photowander

This morning was started by an awesome visit from clients & friends Sandra & Tyler who brought us donuts an coffee from Lucky’s Doughnut’s on main street and we had one of those good visits like i always imagined my parents did when i was a kid and the neighbour from up the road would just stop in for coffee.

Gastown - Photowalk - Balloons Gastown - Photowalk - dis Gastown - Photowalk - trust

A walk in and out of G-town.

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.

People
Picking On Complete Strangers - Gastown
Picking On Complete Strangers - Gastown

Walls
Brick walk - gastwon

Apartment walk - Gastwon