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Instagram

September 16, 2011

About a month ago I downloaded the free Instagram app onto my iPhone. It allows you to take pictures with your phone and then add filters with names like X-Pro II, Earlybird, Poprocket and 1977. You can then choose to share those images with a world of like minded photo narcissists. I’ve become quite addicted myself, the following images chronicle things I felt compelled to photograph in my life over the past 30 days or so. I currently have only two followers myself so if you have the app look me up under the moniker “jevanshead”. The images look better if you click on them.

Pancake breakfast at Deacon's Corner in Gastown.

Shopping with the girls in Gastown.

Fence shadows on the seawall.

James pures one at the 12th hole at Westwood Plateau.

Cheese smokies from Oyama at my house.

Kristina on the Pinnacle cruising the seawall.

Carrots in the Granville Island Public Market.

Kristina's catch at her house.

Things that are orange.

Hiking on Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver.

Joe's garage in Burnaby at dusk.

Bowen Island beer coaster at Mahoney's.

Hibatchi in a Chinatown window.

The best beer ever made at Nicli Antica Pizzeria in Gastown.

Forest flora in the Seymour Demonstration forest.

Empty cup at La Casita in Powell River.

Dawne-O's peach and sour cherry pie in the West End.

The last sip of black cherry Pop Shop at Acme Cafe in Gastown.

Friendly staff at Save-On-Meats in Gastown.

Local summer berry lunch.

Creepy heads on Main St in East Van.

James view at sunset in Gastown.

The Picnic Board at Nelson the Seagull in Gastown.

Coffee making process at Revolver in Gastown.

Michelle's night cap in Crosstown.

Love cross on Granville Island.

Sake tasting on Granville Island.

Sunset tennis in East Van.

Recycling in the alley, Crosstown.

Under the Lions Gate bridge on the seawall.

Third Beach, Vancouver.

Rock balancing near the seawall.

The Sylvia hotel in the West End.

My shadow on the seawall.

Helicopter photo shoot over the West End.

Sara's spiral staircase.

Water fountain in West Vancouver.

Book changing room in Gastown.

Lone kayaker under the Cambie bridge in False Creek.

Dawne-O's new shoes.

Flowers on the seawall in West Vancouver.

Summer camp fire in Powell River.

Michelle's coffee at Acme cafe in Gastown.

“Let’s get out and shoot sometime,”…

March 11, 2010

… said my friend Tyler more than a year ago!.

Well you’ll be pleased to know that last night it finally happened. I’ve said it before, it’s so easy to come home from work and be lazy. I’m always so happy after I actually force myself to get out, even if just to dodge rats in my neighbourhood alleys.

As we headed home down our last alley we met Kenneth. I’ve seen Kenneth in this alley many times before, in fact if you look at this post from last summer you will see Kenneth twirling away in a few of the shots. Kenneth is a cool guy, he was happy to have us photograph him performing his baton tricks. He is really very good, a pro I would say! The next time you are walking down Cambie north of Hastings have a look in the alley, I bet you will see Kenneth. Go and say hi, he will be happy to show you his skills.

So a fun night for sure. Tyler and I have decided to make it a monthly event. Perhaps you will join us.

A few from the weekend

September 8, 2009

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Chinatown

July 22, 2009

Have you ever walked around Chinatown?

If you haven’t you should, it’s an amazing place with amazing shops and amazing foods. My friend Dawne-O and I both had the day off yesterday and so decided to first have a delicious lunch at Cafe Medina and then go pretend to be tourists in our own city. Interestingly we didn’t have to pretend, we both commented at different times how we felt like we were in another city.

I helped create this website a few years ago Yin & Yang: Chinatown Past & Present. It’s a great resource with a wealth of information detailing the struggles and contributions of the Chinese people to our great city right back to the 1800’s. Check out the “interactive” section, pick an era and watch the movies and photo tours. There’s also a great documentary in the “videos” section.

Here are random images of our adventure.

Vancouver Chinatown entrance

Vancouver Chinatown entrance

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This placard is in honor of the Chinese railway workers. Many of whom who lost their lives building our country.

This placard is in honor of the Chinese railway workers. Many of whom who lost their lives building our country.


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese gardens.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese gardens.


An oasis in the middle of the city.

An oasis in the middle of the city.


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New Town Bakery I'm told is the best place for your Chinese baked goods.

New Town Bakery I'm told is the best place for your Chinese baked goods.


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Shrimp

Shrimp


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My favorite image of the day.

My favorite image of the day.


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These guys were the best.

These guys were the best.


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Meat Carrots

Meat Carrots


BBQ'd pork from the meat carrot guys. Sooo good!

BBQ'd pork from the meat carrot guys. Sooo good!


Friendly fish man.

Friendly fish man.


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What exactly do you do with a dried lizard popsicle?  Anyone?

What exactly do you do with a dried lizard popsicle? Anyone?


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Rose buds

Rose buds


Flat chickens

Flat chickens


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