Vancouver’s Wall at The Bay

Posted on 7th July 2011 in events, photojournalism

I took a stroll down to the epicenter of the riots some silly folks in Vancouver decided to partake in after the Canucks lost game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Vancouver reacted to this by showering effected shop owners with love and cleanup efforts that warmed many devastated heart, including writing slogans of hope to the city on plywood put up by the bay. I talked to a person along the street and they said that they had to put a second layer of plywood because it was full of names. I’m wondering if they’ll put these up somewhere for art or a sign of love?

I’d like to shout out to @thefalconer for founding the #thisIsMyVancouver hashtag on twitter, which soon turned into a local campaign for people to share what they loved about Vancouver.

This is what I found.

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Downtown Vancouver for the Canucks Game 7 Loss To Boston

Posted on 16th June 2011 in events, photojournalism

So, the home team, the Vancouver Canucks, were in the stanley cup finals last night, and it was game 7, and it was being played here, at home. Clearly, as an interested photographer (see my flickr, tumblr) I had to go down and catch it. What I had planned was to catch a very busy crowd. That was it.

How prepared was I for what I saw? I had my flash, my T1i, and 3 memory cards. Incidentally, I was disappointed that I had forgot to transfer the files from one of my memory cards, which as it turned out I didn’t need it in the end.

What I found was something else. Something that started off beautiful quickly turned into something very very ugly. I could feel it, as other people I talked to said they could feel it, deep within my belly. These pictures can explain.

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Sakura in Vancouver

Posted on 20th May 2011 in adventure, nature, photojournalism

I live in Burnaby, which is extremely close to Vancouver, which is known worldwide for its sakura festival, or cherry blossom festival. This year, I made it a goal to go out and capture as much of it as possible.

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