Culture

October 11 2018

Photo Journal: Autumn in Gastown

  It’s a pleasant experience walking around Gastown in the fall. The air is sweet, balancing delicately upon a floating haze of soft sunlight. The streets are quiet, the cobblestones warm, and as life unfolds, crisp brown, yellow and orange leaves descend gently to the ground.    

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September 28 2018

Hollywood Loves Gastown: Part 1 – TV Shows

  (McGyver enjoying a refreshing strawberry cone as he strolls past the Steamclock in the show’s opening credits). It’s hard to deny that Hollywood has an ongoing love affair with Gastown. Walk through the neighbourhood on any given day and there’s a very good chance of encountering a film set covering a few blocks, or …

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August 15 2018

Photo Journal: Gastown Doors

“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” ―from  ‘Flowers for Algernon’ by  Daniel Keyes. Doors can reveal a lot about the space to which they allow one to enter and to leave from. They are often your first point of physical contact, and your last, between the divide that separates …

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March 30 2018

The 2018 Capture Photography Festival in Gastown with Artist Torrie Groening

  This April marks Gastown’s second year participating in the Capture Photography Festival. From April 3 to 30, Torrie Groening’s intriguing photographic collage work; Alley View Bouquet, A Delivery for Mrs. Deighton will be displayed in the alley at 321 Water Street. The images in this installation are adapted from Groening’s still life montage entitled Destiny Bouquet, in …

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December 17 2015

How to be a Professional Photographer, According to a Professional Photographer

Sometimes, I’m not exactly sure how an interview is going to turn out.

I’ll do my research on somebody and put together a few questions, but mostly I just like to facilitate a conversation, because that’s where you’ll start talking about something that’s actually interesting. I don’t know about you, but I’m far more gripped by an honest conversation than something so clearly charted.

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