Friday, September 19, 2014

Vancouver Public Art

During recent years, a wealth of colourful and innovative public art has sprung up around my vibrant hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. Photographing as much of it as I can has become one of  my latest projects. You can see the results in my new image gallery Vancouver Public Art. Please check back often as it is a work in progress.

A number of the artworks shown in the gallery are part of the Vancouver Biennale, a non-profit endeavour promoting public art. The image above shows the whimsical Giants mural painted by Brazilian graffiti artists Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo (also known as OSGEMEOS) on huge silos at the Ocean Concrete factory on Granville Island. It is their most ambitious mural to date, and they used about 1400 spray-paint cans to create the enormous figures, which were unveiled in September 2014.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gung Hay Fat Choy


I captured this image of young dragon dancers at the 2014 Chinese New Year Parade in Vancouver's historical Chinatown. This event marked the beginning of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese lunar calendar. Over 50,000 people attended this year's parade. The Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the largest and oldest in North America. Its colourful streets and alleyways lined with heritage buildings, restaurants, markets, and shops crammed with traditional Chinese goods make Chinatown one of my favourite places to explore with my camera. You can see more images in my Vancouver Chinatown gallery.