Street Photography

April 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago, I saw an exhibit at the Glenbow Museum by Fred Herzog, who did a lot of street photography around the Vancouver area in the 1950-1960's period.  I find it kind of remarkable to see how everyday life was like almost 50 years ago.  It kind of speaks volumes to the power of a simple picture and how it stops time. 

I've spent a lot of time just wandering around the streets with a camera, mostly for fun.  I've never quite thought about what I've shot in the past during those kind of walks, but after looking at Mr Herzog's work, I can see how significant it can become as time passes.

These three shots were taken with a Fuji XE-1, using the multiple exposure mode.  It kind of makes one think about the many thousands of people that have walked these streets in the past.


Crossing 9th Avenue, headed northbound.

9th Avenue and 5th Street SW again, heading southbound.  This was taken during evening rush hour with everyone headed home.

More shots along 9th Avenue of the traffic going by. 

These guys are working on the West tower of 8th Avenue Place.

8th Street SW, near the underpass of 9th Avenue headed southbound. 

A street person and an office worker, both doing their thing.

Near the 8th Street SW Safeway, with downtown in the background.  The new west tower of 8th Avenue Place is in the background, under construction.  It's kind of cool to think that this view of this tower will never look like this again.


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