i invite you on a photo journey cross country

Apr 2
august 2011 chinatown, vancouver
tiered layers of fish carcasses assaulted my view, but yet i still found an eerie tranquility radiating from this seedy delicatessen.

august 2011 chinatown, vancouver

tiered layers of fish carcasses assaulted my view, but yet i still found an eerie tranquility radiating from this seedy delicatessen.


august 2011 chinatown, vancouver

the markets of chinatown were literally at every turn. how were there so many?! all the bins were overflowing with copious amounts of food, supposedly. i say supposedly because i was questioning myself on the edibility of what was before my eyes. i had never seen anything like the foods that lay in front of me in my life, and i was uncontrollably intrigued. i photographed every market i encountered, and it had nothing to do with hunger.


Mar 29

august 2011 chinatown, vancouver

i thirsted to see more of chinatown. i wanted to dive back into the colorful abyss… i felt the need to capture all of chinatown in the next two hours, to take full advantage of soaking in the beauty of the place, so i broke away from my travel partners to explore the chaos on my own. 


May 6

august 2011 chinatown, vancouver

this was our run through of chinatown. my now estranged aunt and cousin literally sprinted past chinatown and before i knew it we were at the entrance gate.


May 5

august 2011 gastown, vancouver

this was a cute little cafe we stopped at with a skinny awkwardly adorable man behind the counter.


august 2011 gastown, vancouver

gastown was the first stop we got off at on the tour. it was a touristy little area where the streets were lined with overpriced shops and restaurants. 


august 2011 vancouver, canada

chinatown was perfect to me in that moment. i needed it under my shoes. i couldn’t wait to get off the bus and on my feet.


august 2011 vancouver, canada

as our tour bus whizzed past vancouver’s chinatown i fell into an immediate visual orgasm. the colors popped off all the tiny individual shops and markets. all the store fronts were littered with clutter of all kinds. 

lovelovelove


Apr 7

august 2011 vancouver, canada

here are some images i snapped along our bus tour from beginning around the greater vancouver area to the first stop in gastown.

this bus ride route would be the beginning of the end of my relationship with my fellow travelers…


Feb 14
august 2011
vancouver day 2
this louis vuitton hang bag window display that caught my eye while we were waiting for our bus tour to arrive.

august 2011

vancouver day 2

this louis vuitton hang bag window display that caught my eye while we were waiting for our bus tour to arrive.


Feb 9

august 2011 vancouver, canada

these shots are taken along the walk back to our hotel from granville island. the mosaic was squished into the sidewalk. it was beautiful. too beautiful to be walked all over.. the esso gas station red reminded me of the exxon logo in america.. esso.. exxon… hmmm

and then there’s the crookedly slanting wall. it made me feel like i was falling over.


Feb 6
august 2011 granville island, canada
this is on our ferry ride back to the mainland of vancouver from granville island. i noticed the dragon looming down at me from the shadows of the boat’s roof.
snap, click.

august 2011 granville island, canada

this is on our ferry ride back to the mainland of vancouver from granville island. i noticed the dragon looming down at me from the shadows of the boat’s roof.

snap, click.


Jan 30

august 2011 granville island, canada

these images were collected by exploring the store infested island with my camera whilst my boring aunt and cousin were shopping.. i felt so stifled by them on this trip. most of the time i just pretended they weren’t there.. as if i was all by myself.. and that was when i was at my happiest. 

i loved how all over vancouver they incorporated flowers via floor and hanging planters. they gave the city life and color. on that note, the shipping truck was the happiest commercial vehicle i’ve ever seen. 

and then the recyclables only container showed off the eco-friendliness of the city, which is unfortunately lacking in america.


Jan 21

august 2011 granville island, canada

this is the open market on granville island. they sold a myriad of items there from vegetables and meats to flowers and jewelry. it was the wonderland of produce markets.


Jan 12
august 2011 granville island, canada
on the ferry from downtown vancouver to granville island

august 2011 granville island, canada

on the ferry from downtown vancouver to granville island


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