Under Vancouver 1972 – 1982
by Greg Girard
- Hardcover: 196 pages
- Publisher: The Magenta Foundation (May 1 2017)
- Language: English
Canadian photographer Greg Girard was a young man of 18 when he started as a budding photographer and turned his lens to the streets of Vancouver. The book Under Vancouver is a survey of 10 years of these photographs – both in black and white and colour- documenting the city and its people. Girard often chose to photograph the city at night, his colour photographs picking up the interesting colour shifts of film photography under a variety of lighting sources. The photographs have an unreal, film-noir quality. His photographs often included the cars of the day, acting as a time stamp making the viewer aware of the year that the photos were made. Interestingly, his photos of people posing for portraits in the bars and pools halls, or caught unaware on the streets also seem like they belong to an long-ago era.
The book begins with a brief interview by David Campany, where they discuss Greg’s photos and his development as a photographer. The remainder of the book is comprised of untitled single and double page spreads of his photos.
Posted May 3 2018 by Peter D Harris