I grew up near Vancouver and in the early 1970s started wandering the city and making my first photographs. Parts of the city -places and also the people- appeared to be suspended in the 1940s or 50s. I photographed in both colour and black and white, deciding by some sort of now forgotten intuition whether to use one or the other. This body of early work ends in 1982, when I left on a trip to Asia, and, as it turned out, didn't return for decades.
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White Rose Cafe. 1973
White Rose Cafe. 1973
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Freighter, 1973
Freighter, 1973
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Kerry. 1973
Kerry. 1973
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Pool Hall, Hastings Street. 1973
Pool Hall, Hastings Street. 1973
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Western Airlines 727. 1976
Western Airlines 727. 1976
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Mission Drag Strip #3. 1972
Mission Drag Strip #3. 1972
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Kit Kat Klub, 1975
Kit Kat Klub, 1975
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Lux Theatre. 1975
Lux Theatre. 1975
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Sailors Home, Alexander Street. 1973
Sailors Home, Alexander Street. 1973
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200 Block East Hastings. 1975
200 Block East Hastings. 1975
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Waterfront (Cars and Vessel), 1980
Waterfront (Cars and Vessel), 1980
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Chinese Voice Newspaper Office. 1981
Chinese Voice Newspaper Office. 1981
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Building and Car, Franklin Street. 1981
Building and Car, Franklin Street. 1981
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Camaro in Alley, 1981
Camaro in Alley, 1981
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'Wheeler Dealer', Mission Drag Strip. 1972
'Wheeler Dealer', Mission Drag Strip. 1972
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Led Zeppelin. 1973
Led Zeppelin. 1973
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West German Visitor. 1982
West German Visitor. 1982
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Boxer in Cafe, 1973
Boxer in Cafe, 1973
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Lucky Strike Lanes. 1975
Lucky Strike Lanes. 1975
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Calendars, Hotel Room. 1974
Calendars, Hotel Room. 1974
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Billboard, Commercial Drive. 1982
Billboard, Commercial Drive. 1982
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Hotaka Maru. 1981
Hotaka Maru. 1981
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Arco Hotel. 1981
Arco Hotel. 1981
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Room in Phoenix Hotel. 1974
Room in Phoenix Hotel. 1974
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Kitchen Window and Favourite Things. 1982
Kitchen Window and Favourite Things. 1982
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Chinese Sailor/Movie Poster. 1981
Chinese Sailor/Movie Poster. 1981
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Silver Grill Cafe, 6am. 1975
Silver Grill Cafe, 6am. 1975
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'Pumps', Cordova St., 1982
'Pumps', Cordova St., 1982
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A-2 Cafe, 6am. 1975
A-2 Cafe, 6am. 1975
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Canadian Pacific Freight Yards. 1981
Canadian Pacific Freight Yards. 1981
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Commodore Lanes, Lunch Counter. 1973
Commodore Lanes, Lunch Counter. 1973
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Car and Houses, Marine Drive. 1980
Car and Houses, Marine Drive. 1980
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Granville Street Bridge. 1975
Granville Street Bridge. 1975
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Three White Shirts. 1981
Three White Shirts. 1981
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Roller Coaster. 1981
Roller Coaster. 1981
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Soup. Steams Cafe. 1974
Soup. Steams Cafe. 1974
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Western Sports, Hastings Street. 1975
Western Sports, Hastings Street. 1975
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Kill for Love. 1982
Kill for Love. 1982
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Blue Eagle Cafe, 1975
Blue Eagle Cafe, 1975
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Playing Cards for Men. 1981
Playing Cards for Men. 1981
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Lunar New Year, East Pender Street. 1978
Lunar New Year, East Pender Street. 1978
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American Hotel, Rear Entrance. 1975
American Hotel, Rear Entrance. 1975
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Buildings on Railway Ave. 1975
Buildings on Railway Ave. 1975
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Hastings Street, Morning. 1975
Hastings Street, Morning. 1975
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Adult Entertainment, Playland. 1973
Adult Entertainment, Playland. 1973
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Tracks behind Princeton Hotel. 1982
Tracks behind Princeton Hotel. 1982
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Tracks and Snow near Waterfront. 1980
Tracks and Snow near Waterfront. 1980
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Coin City Arcade. 1974
Coin City Arcade. 1974
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Mission Drag Strip #1. 1972
Mission Drag Strip #1. 1972
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