Street Photos along Hastings Street: Vancouver B.C.
· McDonald’s in Hastings Sunrise
· The 100 Block
· Owl Drugs
· B.C. Housing
· London Drugs
· Lakewood DQ
· Regent Hotel
. From Hastings
· Snowstorm - Hastings and Main
· Rogers Sugar
Missing East Van Mother
A month after I moved into my new neighborhood, another resident on the block went missing. Today Su Yi Liang is presumed dead; her body has yet to be recovered.
While there may be suspects in the case to date no-one has been charged. Over the winter and early spring, the Vancouver Police have been at our local beach in New Brighton Park more than once, diving the waters of the Burrard Inlet in search of evidence and more clues.
Living and working on the Central Coast of B.C. was a life-changing experience for me. As a photographer, I lived in daily inspiration.
These are a few of my favorite images that I hope come close to giving you an idea of the beauty of British Columbia's' Central coast and the humble, proud community of Bella Bella and the Heltsiuk Nation.
“tracks” collection: ( 2011-2014)
· Homeless camp fire
· Morning Jacket
· Rip cord
· Campbell Street corner
· Morning fog
· School roof
· Body bag
· Alley couple
Nathan E. Stewart
In October of 2016, The Nathan E. Stewart was guiding an American owned barge South down the rugged waters coastal waters from Alaska.
At the time, I was working for a magnificent luxury fishing lodge: King Pacific Lodge, run by a wonderful family and many seasoned employees and that during the summer Salmon season, floated and fished in the same waters.
Early in the morning of October 13th the tugboat captain fell asleep. The result was a panicked attempt to keep the barge from hitting the rocks, but because the tug was fixed to the barge the tugboat took most of the damage. She sunk, her diesel fuel leaked out into the ocean and onto The Heltsiuk Nations’ clam beds and fishing grounds. Throughout the clean up I met and talked with 100’s of men and women from all over the world that came to monitor, clean and research the immediate damage to the coastal waters and to help forecast what this would mean for the community of Bella Bella.
Raymur Pedestrian Bridge
In 1971 a group of 25 mother and women forced the city to build a crossing over the Raymur train-tracks that would allow their kids a safer walk back and forth to the local school. I lived beside it for a number of years and I can say it became much more than that. Parades of scooter clubs, midnight shopping cart races and in the last few years: photo ops for anyone roaming Strathcona, not to mention its' role in more movies and commercials that you can imagine. My favorite was the kids from Raymur Housing who saw and accepted the challenge of scaling the green cage with their mothers screaming at them from the other side of that tracks. Many dramatic and hilarious moments and thankfully no one ever getting hurt.