The images in this gallery, all taken on a single walk through my neighborhood on a winter afternoon, were inspired by the landmark exhibition “New Topographics.” The work of those masters still resonates with photographers today, including myself.
One of the urban touch points for me in Vancouver are the phone poles covered in playbills. Sometimes you find a naked pole – exposing staples, scrap corners, bits of chewing gum and the odd nail. This particular visit I didn’t have time to fuss about taking a photo – so it had to be on the fly. The original image becomes a canvas – much like the pole itself.