I am photographing the street people who live in downtown Vancouver, Canada.
I come back a day or a week later and give them prints of the photographs I have taken. Watching their eyes light up as they recognize the people they know in their special community is amazing. They point to a photo and turn to me and say “Hey I know him” and then grin.
I spend hours walking the street greeting new people and showing them the prints and then asking permission to photograph them. Some say no, but many say yes. I always say, “If you find a photo of yourself please keep it”.
I ask them how long they have been on the street and the answers are a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.
As this series grows I am becoming keenly aware of their hands and the story they say in a gesture or with the deep lines etched into them from years of street living. For all this they are a happy when we talk and as I wave goodbye I promise to bring them a new print on my next short visit.
- Garlick MarketingOwner, present
- DB CommunicationsOwner, present
Over the past 30 year Bob has been an artist, art director, designer, and illustrator. Bob started in the communications business many years ago as a photographer for a weekly Canadian newspaper. He was the creative director for a content service agency in Bangkok and Hong Kong. He now runs a marketing/design firm in the Vancouver area and helps small and medium size businesses excel.
Through the years, Bob honed his skills for a wide variety of clients and products in Canada, Japan, Thailand, and Indochina. He is a creative, energetic leader with the ability to work stress-free through the toughest deadlines; he brings energy to every assignment.
His consultancy, in Western Canada, helps businesses get more for their marketing budgets by providing innovative, cost effective solutions to classic marketing and communications problems.
- School of Hard KnocksLife as Art, 1961 - present
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