VIFF 2014: BC Film Spotlight

August 26th, 2014 @ 6:14pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Film Festival (“VIFF”) is known for showcasing local, Canadian, and international film talent and this year homegrown talent is front and centre as VIFF has just confirmed 13 features for the BC Spotlight program.

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Sonja Bennett of Vancouver and James Caan in Preggoland.

Launched in 2013, this showcase of British Columbia productions earned the highest attendance ratings in VIFF’s history. The dedicated mustseeBC.viff.org promotional microsite received over 10,000 unique visitors in just two weeks, while the #MustSeeBC campaign generated over 100,000 social media impressions.

About #MustSeeBC: VIFF will offer two significant BC Spotlight cash awards. The Best BC Film award includes a $10,000 development bursary provided by the Harold Greenberg Fund (The Fund). Meanwhile, the BC Emerging Filmmaker award consists of a $7,500 cash prize sponsored by the Union of BC Performers/ACTRA and ACTRA Fraternal Benefits Society plus a $10,000 equipment credit supplied by William F. White. (Films must be signatory to a UBCP/ACTRA agreement to be eligible.) Winners of these awards will be determined by the members of the BC Spotlight jury.

Last year’s #MustSeeBC winner was Leap 4 Your Life, which was sponsored by Miss604, and I’m proud to once again sponsor a BC film this year.

2014 BC Film Spotlight Films

Preggoland (Director Jacob Tierney) Screening sponsored by Miss604
35-year-old Ruth (Sonja Bennett, who also penned the uproarious screenplay) fakes being pregnant to fit in with her child-rearing friends. This latest comedy from Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky) will have you cringing in between fits of uncontrollable laughter as Ruth’s web of lies becomes increasingly tangled. The road to acceptance has never been so baby-bumpy and this local comedy will have you laughing until you birth. Sorry, burst.

Black Fly (Director Jason Bourque)
Jake Henson (Dakota Daulby) is a troubled teen haunted by the deaths of his parents—his father in a hunting accident and mother by suicide—who escapes an abusive uncle to reconnect with his older brother Noel (Matthew MacCaull). In director Jason Bourque’s taut thriller, their reunion on an isolated island on the BC coast shows that even though blood is thicker than water, it’s still blood. And it’s messy as hell.

Bloody Knuckles (Director Matt O’Mahoney)
After having this hand lopped off by a gangster he’s offended, a brash underground cartoonist watches the disembodied appendage return to life and become a reanimated avenging angel/defender of free speech. Deliriously irreverent, wantonly vulgar and perversely gory, Matt O’Mahoney’s splatter horror flick is one of the year’s most gonzo genre offerings and “signals an underground spirit thriving in Vancouver…”—Spectacular Optical

The Boy From Geita (Director Vic Sarin)
Born with albinism, young Adam is ostracized in his Tanzanian village and violently assaulted by witch doctors who believe that his limbs possess mystic properties. A Canadian born with the same condition hears of Adam’s plight and takes action. “Harrowing and poignant… Vic Sarin’s [documentary], with its searing images, is both ode to human resilience and ingenuity, and indictment of human cruelty and stupidity.”—Globe and Mail

Everything Will Be (Director Julia Kwan)
Director Julia Kwan documents the pivotal changes affecting the culture and economy of Vancouver’s Chinatown, one of the oldest in North America. With humour and sympathy, Kwan introduces us to residents who see their way of living eroding and to others who welcome the transition, including contentious real estate consultant Bob Rennie.

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (Director Grant Baldwin)
As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. We love food and yet—thanks to our expensive obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes—we throw nearly half of it in the trash. Attempting to live waste-free, filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer subsist on discarded food for six months. Their documentary charts this experiment’s shocking revelations. Winner, Emerging Artist Award, Hot Docs 2014.

Martin’s Pink Pickle (Director René Brar)
A boy follows his girlfriend to Hope, an ironically named small town where his dreams die a slow death. However, his settled lifestyle is disrupted by a trip back to the city for a medical appointment, where he and a friend become stranded for 24 hours. René Brar tells the story of two troubled kids who never really grew up while examining the complex nature of relationships.

The Pristine Coast (Director Scott Renyard)
Wild fish populations in BC have been declining since the late 70s, roughly the same time the open net fish farm industry began to grow fish in marine waters. Focussing on the research of biologist Alexandra Morton, filmmaker Scott Renyard links the crash of many fish species on Canada’s West coast to diseases spread from fish farms in this persuasive and urgent call to action.

Sitting On the Edge of Marlene (Director Ana Valine)
Ana Valine’s darkly comic drama centres on mother/daughter con artists who just can’t catch a break. Seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Sammie (Paloma Kwiatkowski)—who lives with her pill-popping, alcoholic mom Marlene (Suzanne Clément)—this bittersweet journey leads us through dysfunction, love and addiction, before culminating with an unusual deliverance for this compelling pair. Winner, Best Director, Leo Awards 2014.

Songs She Wrote About People She Knows (Director Kris Elgstrand)
Carol (Arabella Bushnell) has a unique way of dealing with her frustrations with family, friends and co-workers: writing brutally honest songs (that frequently feature threats of violence) and leaving them on their voicemail. Carol’s creative catharsis has some immediate and unexpected consequences in this hilarious, offbeat comedy from writer-director Kris Elgstrand.

Turbulence (Director Soran Mardookhi)
Writer-director Soran Mardookhi brings us the moving story of Sherzad (Kamal Yamolky) and his estranged young daughter, Jina. A former electrical engineer in Iraqi Kurdistan, he’s now trying to make a new life for himself in his adopted home of Canada. Jina (Camillia Mahal) numbs her harrowing childhood memories with drugs. But even among other misfits, she has a hard time fitting in…

Two 4 One (Director Maureen Bradley)
Maureen Bradley’s debut feature is a bittersweet romantic comedy with a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament. Oddball couple Miriam and Adam have an ill-advised and pivotal one night stand that sees them both wind up pregnant. Engagingly shot by Amy Belling, watch for standout performances from Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Naomi Snieckus (Mr. D) and Gabrielle Rose.

Violent (Director Andrew Huculiak)
Best known as the drummer for Vancouver-based We Are the City, Andrew Huculiak makes his directorial debut with this beautiful, atmospheric film shot in Norway and inspired by the band’s latest album. It stars newcomer Dagny Backer Johnsen as a young woman who, after enduring a catastrophic event, loses herself in memories of the people who loved her most.

The 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival will run from September 25th to October 10th and will also feature 20 short films from British Columbia directors. The full program, with hundreds of titles, will be released in September with tickets going on sale September 4th. Passes and packages are available online now. Follow VIFF on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information and schedule updates.

Summer of Bear Discovery at Grouse Mountain

August 26th, 2014 @ 10:05am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Once reaching the lodge at Grouse Mountain, by SkyRide or after completing the Grouse Grind, there’s one thing most people do: check in on the bears.

Grinder and Coola are both orphaned grizzlies who were found in 2001 in different parts of BC and they now live in a refuge atop Grouse Mountain. Ranger talks inform you of their history and grizzly bear facts, while the pair can be found playing in the pond, play fighting, or hanging out in the shade of a Douglas Fir.

This summer, Grouse Mountain introduced a new way to hang out with Grinder and Coola where you can have Breakfast with the Bears.

Breakfast with the Bears
Photo courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Summer of Bear Discovery at Grouse Mountain

When you book a Breakfast with the Bears experience you can enjoy early access to Grouse Mountain, watch and participate in Grinder and Coola’s morning feeding, and learn all about grizzlies and bear conservation from an experienced wildlife ranger.

After the bears have their breakfast, you can sit down in the Grizzly Lookout Cafe for yours. This new yurt-like structure provides an elevated view of the refuge from a deck.

Breakfast with the Bears Menu

Continental Selections
Candied and Smoked Salmon
Red Onions, Capers, Crème fraîche
Brown, White, Multigrain and Gluten Free Breads
Assorted Muffins & Pastries – including Bear Claws
Assorted Cereals and Granola, “Beary” Yogurt
Milk and Honey
Forest Apple Crumble
Fresh Cut Fruit Salad and Coastal “Bearies”
Hot Selections
Coola Pancakes
Honey Butter, Grouse Mountain Syrup
Grinder “Bearioche” French Toast
West Coast “Bluebeary” Preserve
Scrambled Eggs
Braised Beef and Root Vegetable Hash
Bratwurst and Smoked Bacon
Hash Browns

Breakfast with the Bears is available between 8:30am and 10:30am on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July, August and September. Additional dates may be added to meet demand.

Regular prices include Alpine Experience ticket. For member price, guest must have a valid Grouse Mountain Annual Local’s Pass. The Alpine Experience includes all of the other fun you can have when you’re up Grouse, including the Lumberjack Show, and Birds in Motion. Zipline experiences are separate but also a very fun way to spend a day on the mountain with the family.

Win Breakfast with the Bears

If you would like to experience Breakfast with the Bears on Grouse Mountain with Grinder and Coola, I have a family pass to give away (2 adults + 2 children/youth). Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win Breakfast with the Bears at @GrouseMountain #BearDiscovery from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/AK7Kz

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00pm on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Follow Grouse Mountain on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

We Heart Local Awards 2014: Nominations Open

August 25th, 2014 @ 4:14pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

We Heart Local is the best way to find local food, making it easy for consumers who are looking for local options, and the program is currently hosting its second annual We Heart Local Awards.

We Heart Local Awards 2014

Anyone living in BC can nominate and vote for their favourite grower, producer, or business in any of the following 15 categories:

Favourite Farmers’ Market
Favourite Store to Buy Local
Favourite Local Seafood Supplier
Favourite Local Cheese Maker
Favourite Local Sweet Treat
Favourite Local Advocate
Favourite Local Winery
Favorite Local Brewery
Favorite Local Food Truck
Favourite Local U-Pick Farm
Favourite Local Meat or Poultry Supplier
Favorite Local Orchard/Fruit Supplier
Favourite Local Restaurant or Chef
Favourite Local Florist or Nursery
Favourite Local Greenhouse or Veggie Grower

Nominations are now open until September 1st and voting will then take place between September 2nd and September 16th. Some of last year’s winners include Comox Valley Farmers Market (Favourite BC Farmers Market); Edible Vancouver Magazine (Favourite Local Advocate); Howe Sound Brewing (Favourite Local Brewery); Krause Berry Farms (Favourite Local U-Pick Farm); and Nature’s Pickin’s (Favourite Store to Buy Local) just to name a few.

Buy Local. Eat Natural!

“Everyone has a favourite local winery, farmers’ market, cheese maker or a store that carries locally grown food and products,” says Nancy Gourlay of Little Qualicum Cheesworks, runner up Favourite Local Cheese Maker in the 2013 We Heart Local Awards.

“The We Heart Local Awards provides a platform for people in BC to tell each other about their favourites and to draw attention to the fantastic locally grown and produced food and agriculture we have here in BC!”

We Heart Local is a program designed to provide greater consumer recognition for businesses and restaurants across BC offering local products or ingredients. The We ♥ Local symbol next to a food item, menu item, recipe, or establishment provides a clear assurance to consumers that they are buying local.

Be sure to get your nominations in this week and then follow the program online, on Facebook, Twitter #WeHeartLocal and on Pinterest. You can also get the free app to find the nearest suppliers and producers in BC.

The We Heart Local Awards is a partnership between the BC Agriculture Council, the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Global TV, Taku Resort & Marina, The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, The BC Dairy Association, LOCO BC, the BC Restaurants and Foodservices Association and Edible Vancouver and Wine Country.

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This post is sponsored by We Heart Local and the We Heart Local Awards

Oktoberfest in Vancouver: Harvest Haus

August 25th, 2014 @ 1:44pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has a new way to celebrate Oktoberfest as the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, which usually hosts the German-style Christmas Market each winter, will be the venue for Harvest Haus from October 2nd to October 5th.

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Photo courtesy of Harvest Haus

This new autumn festival, presented by The Social Concierge and Wet Ape Productions, will bring a taste of Northern Europe to Vancouver as the seasons change and transform this downtown plaza into a “multi-media mini Münich”:

Harvest Haus is a celebration of German-European culture and West Coast bounty, presented in an immersive Oktoberfest-themed setting. Medieval minstrelsy to Bavarian brass oompah bands to live DJs.

Beginning with a theatrical keg tapping by the Harvest Haus Burgomeister, each four-hour seating at the long tables under the canopy of the great Halle marquee will highlight the evolution of Northern Europe’s harvest festivals from medieval times to the present and feature interactive theatrical and live musical performances.

Guests will be able to tuck into authentic German delicacies like Spätzle, Brezen, Bratwürst, Schnitzel and Sauerkraut prepared with locally harvested ingredients. There will also be a traditional Swiss-style chocolatier tempting the crowds with his delights.

Of course there will also be beer! Pick up an exclusive 500ml Harvest Haus Bierkrug ceramic stein for $1 (rental) or $8 (purchase, to keep) or you can bring your own 500ml ceramic stein to fill at the event.

Tickets

General Admission Afternoon Seating and Sunday Brunch: $25
Harvest Burgomeister VIP Afternoon Seating and Sunday Brunch: $40
General Admission Evening Seating: $35
Harvest Burgomeister VIP Evening Seating: $50

Harvest Burgomeister VIP tickets are for the head table with reserved seating, access to expanded culinary offerings from Cocktails & Canapes in conjunction with Sole Foods, a complementary Harvest Haus stein, and access to a VIP bar, table service and more.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:00am through the Harvest Haus website. Follow Harvest Haus on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Grumpy Cat Christmas Movie Filming at Coquitlam Centre

August 25th, 2014 @ 10:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you have noticed a winter wonderland at Coquitlam Centre lately it’s because the internet’s favourite surly feline is there to film a Christmas movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worth Christmas Ever.

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Grumpy Cat (real name, Tardar Sauce) rose to internet fame after a series of photos of her signature frown and furrowed brow were posted on Reddit, and videos were posted to YouTube. She became the poster cat for grumpy statements and being an all-round party pooper, becoming a meme sensation online.

Her appeal has translated to a global audience both on and offline, landing her a deal with Friskies – and you can even find plush Grumpy Cat toys available in stores. Grumpy Cat is also known for making special appearances for photo ops at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

Coquitlam Centre wants to encourage shoppers to drop by and is offering a souvenir Grumpy Cat button during this time to let fans know the shopping centre is “fit for a feline”, even Grumpy Cat. Tweet @CoquitlamCentre or visit Coquitlam Centre at 2929 Barnet Hwy to find out more and to pick up your button. Buttons will be available while supplies last. Filming takes place over 16 days in August/September.

I Love Transit Week 2014

August 25th, 2014 @ 9:44am (PT) by Guest Author

I Love Transit Week is August 25th to 29th. Robert Willis of The Buzzer Blog has contributed the following post to promote this year’s campaign. You can find out more by following Translink on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and The Buzzer Blog.

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transitweekbusWelcome to I Love Transit Week! It’s the one week we take out of the year to celebrate what we love about transit. From now until Friday, The Buzzer blog will be serving up great interviews, essays, and rider submissions sharing all your transit love.

We’ll also be in downtown Vancouver on Monday, August 25th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the EasyPark lot at Cambie Street and Georgia Street with a vintage museum bus. Take pictures and get some free swag—pins, bus and SkyTrain cutouts, and much more.

Win a Three-Zone FareCard and an #ILoveTransit Prize Pack

To celebrate, we have an #ILoveTransit prize pack to giveaway to one lucky transit lover that includes:

  • A three-zone September or October 2014 FareCard ($170 value)
  • A TravelSmart coffee tumbler
  • An auto open and close umbrella
  • A bike multi-tool
  • A Metro Vancouver Cycling Map
  • An LED bike light
  • A copy of the LiFE: Vancouver Adventure Guide, which offers savings over $500
  • A copy of the SkyTrain Explorer: Heritage Walks from Every Station book by John Atkin
  • A TravelSmart bike seat cover

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Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling us why you love transit (1 entry)
  • Re-gram this post on Instagram tagging @TranslinkBC @Miss604 (1 entry)
  • Follow @TransLink, @TheBuzzer, and @Miss604 on Twitter and post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Hey @TransLink and @Miss604 #ILoveTransit! RT to enter to win a #ILoveTransit prize pack http://ow.ly/AH9hl

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 11:59pm on Friday, August 29, 2014. Follow Translink and The Buzzer Blog for more I love Transit Week information.

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This post has been contributed by Robert Willis of Translink's Buzzer Blog . This is a paid post in partnership with I Love Transit Week 2014.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

August 22nd, 2014 @ 7:44am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

This has been the summer of free outdoor movies and farmers markets, and this weekend you’ll get plenty of both. Movie screenings include tributes to Robin Williams on Friday and Sunday in Vancouver, you can hit up up the Vancouver Farmers Markets’ annual Tomato Festival, or visit the Metro Vancouver Garlic Festival for garlic ice cream and more.

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Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.

Friday, August 22, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
Free CBC Musical Nooners Concert
Surrey Night Market
Third Annual Fete for the Foodbank, Langley
Free Outdoor Movie in Coal Harbour: Robin Williams Tribute
Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
Take Off Fridays at YVR
Feel Good Fridays at Lougheed
Free Concert: Music at the Cannery
Richmond Night Market
Sunshine Coast: Synchronicity Arts Festival
PNE Concert Night
The Marriage of Figaro – Coquitlam
Discover Thailand: Vancouver
#VanCon – Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural
BronyCon Canada in Richmond
The Dudes of My Life at Shop Theatre
Vixens of Wonderland at Performance Works
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park
Klahowya Village & Spirit Catcher Train in Stanley Park
The Cinematheque’s Annual Film Noir Summer Season of Films

Saturday, August 23, 2014
SeaWheeze Half Marathon
Watermelon Eating Contest
Film Industry Parking Lot Party
The Women of Top Chef Canada (season 4) at Earl’s Yaletown
Vancouver Shogi Club (Japanese Chess) at Vancouver Art Gallery
Ninth Annual Fishing for Kids Tournament
Inside/Out: Convergences of Practice and Community
The Garden Party Croquet Classic
Car Boot Sale at Boundary Bay
Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest
Free Outdoor Movie in Tsawwassen
Surrey Food Truck Festival
Vancouver Farmers Markets’ Annual Tomato Festival
River District Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Kerrisdale Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Surrey Night Market
Sunshine Coast: Synchronicity Arts Festival
Contemporary Art Gallery Guided Visit with Jaclyn Bruneau
PNE Concert Night
The Marriage of Figaro – Coquitlam
Staircase Theatre Society: Movin’ On Up
Carol Kelley’s WOOD + WINE
Live Music at The Village at Park Royal
SuperBioblitz Whistler/Pemberton
Customer Appreciation Weekend at Pasttime Sports in Langley
BronyCon Canada in Richmond
#VanCon – Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural
Discover Thailand: Vancouver
The Dudes of My Life at Shop Theatre
Vixens of Wonderland at Performance Works
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park
Klahowya Village & Spirit Catcher Train in Stanley Park
The Cinematheque’s Annual Film Noir Summer Season of Films

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Metro Vancouver Garlic Festival
Robin Williams Tribute Night: The Birdcage and The Fisher King at the Rio Theatre
Whole Way House Family Picnic
BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Free Outdoor Movie in Yaletown: Robin Williams Tribute
The Amazing Journey: Vancouver
Stanley Park’s Secrets Historical Walking Tour
Music in the Park: BC Regiment Brass Group
Artful Sundays
Paddle with InspireHealth
Vancouver Food Cart Festival
Steveston Farmers Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
White Rock Farmers Market
Coquitlam Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Sunshine Coast: Synchronicity Arts Festival
PNE Concert Night
The Marriage of Figaro – Coquitlam
Carol Kelley’s WOOD + WINE
Live Music at The Village at Park Royal
SuperBioblitz Whistler/Pemberton
Customer Appreciation Weekend at Pasttime Sports in Langley
BronyCon Canada in Richmond
#VanCon – Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural
Discover Thailand: Vancouver
Vixens of Wonderland at Performance Works
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park
Klahowya Village & Spirit Catcher Train in Stanley Park
The Cinematheque’s Annual Film Noir Summer Season of Films

View the full monthly event list to plan ahead at any time. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for frequent updates about local events and community happenings.

Related: 8 Vancouver Apps for Summer, Stanley Park Picnic Ideas, Where to Camp in Washington State, Where to Camp Around Metro Vancouver.

Vancouver Then and Now Projects: Langara and Scout

August 21st, 2014 @ 1:44pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver is an ever-changing city, with new construction cranes popping every day, scaffolding being dismantled, new pits being excavated, and demolitions scheduled. Our young city’s skyline, downtown streets and landscape seems to change dramatically every few years, which is why I believe we’re all pretty obsessed with “Then and Now” images. There are many resources for these “Before and After” images, like the wonderfully in-depth Changing Vancouver, and other blog features like I have done since 2009. Now there are two recent project that have been kicking it up a notch, providing a fascinating batch of comparisons.

Langara Students Merging Time

According to the Langara College program: “The Merging Time assignment is one of the cornerstones of the PHOT 1248 course in the first year of Professional Photo-Imaging. Having chosen a historical image from the City of Vancouver Archives collection, the Professional Photo-Imaging students returned to the original location to capture a new image in our current time.” Langara then posts the results on their Flickr account:

Granville Street, looking north from Robson Street - 190?
Student: Michelle Macdonald. Photographer: Major James Skitt Matthews CVA# Str P32.

Vancouver Rowing Club and the Denman Arena
100 year panorama. Student: Darren Bernaerdt. Original photographer: W.J. Moore PAN NXVII.

Sam Kee Building, Pender Street at Carrall
Student: Angel Wong. Photographer: W.J.Moore AM54-S4: Bu N90

View albums from Langara’s 2013 and 2014 photography classes on Flickr.

Scout Magazine Does Fred Herzog

Fred Herzog is a legendary photographer who mastered street photography and gave us an archive of colourful images that give us a glimpse of everyday Vancouver. Scout Magazine‘s Andrew Morrison decided to walk around with his copy of Fred Herzog Photographs (Douglas & McIntyre, 2011) and along with his son, he tried to shoot the exact locations depicted in Herzog’s work from the 1950s and 1960s.

The southeast corner of Hastings & Columbia
Scout Magazine on Flickr

1037 Robson Street. Wow!
Scout Magazine on Flickr

Corner of Robson and Granville, looking south
Scout Magazine on Flickr

Morrison writes: “Because of our familiarity with the territory, most of the locations have been easy to pick out. Others are proving far more difficult because much of what was once there is no more. Truly, working on this has really brought home how dramatic the changes to this city have been over the last 50-60 years. And yet, in some places, it’s uncanny how it has remained largely the same.”

View the rest of Scout’s images on their blog post and on Flickr.