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Mary Fowles – East Van Portrait Photographer Draws On Documentary Storytelling

24 May

We recently had the opportunity to connect with Mary Fowles, a local photographer, who although originally from Salt Spring Island has made her home in East Van.   We recently caught sight of a deal she’s offering for her photography services. We’ll get to that shortly, but first we learnt Mary has quite a back story.  

Not only does Mary take some unique photos, she’s an award winning documentary storyteller.  When Mary graduated with her degree in journalism in 2004, she turned to documentary filmmaking and founded her own company Safran Films Inc. in 2008. The documentary that followed is called Taxi Casablanca and features the story of the first female taxi driver in Casblanca, Morocco. As an artist, her mission is, in her words, “to shed light on dark corners, lend strength to quiet voices and illuminate beauty”. 

In Mary’s view, so many stories don’t see the light of day and are over powered by conventional stories. She wanted to share those untold lesser known stories.  Although Mary is not currently making films, she continues to tell stories with her photography and she’s a little obsessed with street photography which is what drew us in. Mary has a distinct visual style and is currently offering a great deal if you are looking for a headshot portrait for your LinkedIn profile or website bio for $125. Note this offer is open only till the end of May.   If you are looking for other packages, Mary also offers branding sessions for businesses and also loves to do engagement and family shoots.  We have included a few of her photos here, but invite you to check out more of her photos at Vancouver Portrait and Style, or give her a follow on Instagram.

Portraits In Motion At The Cultch February 24-26, 2017

25 Jan

portraits-in-motion-volker-gerling-2-photo-credit-franz-ritschelA very unique show, Portraits In Motion, is back by popular demand.  If you love photography, this is the show to see.  Volker Gerling is a photographer and animator that uses flipbook to show you intimacy in motion.  His work consists of rapidly taken photos of people which he projects onto a screen to create a moving image while recounting stories behind the images. His aim is to show you a glimpse of the human persona. It can be an awkward embrace, the end or beginning of a smile, something sad or you may see a recognition of something that’s happened in your own life.  Volker Gerling has walked over 3,500 miles of Germany, showing his “thumb cinema” to people and gathering new portraits for it. Portraits in Motion has toured internationally. Portraits In Motion is on now at The Cultch with a post-show talkback this evening. Show runs for 65 minutes, no intermission. Tickets are available online from The Cultch.

What people are saying about Portraits in Motion.

“In Volker Gerling’s tiny flipbooks, great things emerge from small candid portraits of strangers that offer fascinating glimpses into the human soul” –
Broadway Baby

“Uniquely heart-warming” – The Times

Photo Credit: Franz Ritschel

What Does East Van Mean To You In Photos? #KlikEastVan

27 Jul

IloveEastVanBeneeWhat comes to mind when you think of East Vancouver? For a growing number of people whether you are living in East Van, moving to the area or just visiting, the word ‘community’ is most often the first thing that comes to mind. Recent articles such as that in the Globe & Mail in March sets out why young people are leaving the West side. Yes affordability is one issue, but the other is a sense of community, knowing your neighbours and that feeling of belonging. There are, of course, many things that make East Van a great place in addition to community. There is also the culture, art, community based festivals, shopping, live music, the growing craft beer industry, the amazing selection of restaurants and coffee shops and the list goes on. So what we’d like to know now, is what does East Van mean to you in photos? East Van photographer Kyrani Kanavaros is compiling photographs taken around East Vancouver. Kyrani is a professional photographer living in East Vancouver with her husband and twin 8 year old boys. She has featured many local personalities, musicians as well as movers and shakers. What she loves is East Van and as many have said the sense of community she feels living in this area of Vancouver.   So what does East Van mean to you? We’d love to see your photos. Tag your photos on Instagram with #KlikEastVan or tag Kyrani on Instagram @Kyrani and well we won’t mind if you tag us Instagram @ILiveInEastVan. There are no right or wrong photos, this is not a photo contest, this is what means something to you. We look forward to seeing your pics.

Photo Credit: Benee Rubin

Spring Studio Sale – East Van Artist June Hunter May 1 & 2

29 Apr


East Van artist June Hunter, is having a Spring Studio Sale this coming weekend May 1st and 2nd. If you don’t know her work, June has a way with nature that shows in all her pieces. Her work has been featured in Style at Home House and Home and Where Vancouver as well as on CBC’s Living Vancouver.

At June’s Spring Studio Sale, you can expect to find sale prices on art, jewellery, tiles, magnets, one of a kind mixed media miniatures and a small number of the highly sought after crow and Vancouver medallions as well as charm bracelets. You can also expect to find new large prints on plexiglass in limited editions. June Hunter’s Studio is located at 2785 Parker Street (one block west of Renfrew – between Hastings St. and First Avenue). The Studio Sale runs Friday, May 1st from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If you are not able to make the Studio Sale, you can also visit her Shop Online or find some of her work at Doctor Vigari Gallery, 1816 Commercial Drive.

Photos Courtesy of June Hunter Images

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Opening Reception For Love Your Face At Studio 126 April 2nd

1 Apr

LoveYourFaceWe’ve learnt of a very cool space in Chinatown, called Studio 126 located at 126 East Pender Street. The studio has a variety of locally made goods including reclaimed furniture, handmade items by local artisans including Brand & Iron, Woodlot, Hobo Woodworks,  Say It With Sarcasm, Sue Griese Ceramics, LISSU Linen and East Van Jam.

This Thursday, April 2nd, you are invited to the Opening Reception of Love Your Face. This is a collection of 100 portraits by photographer Ian Sheh in which he reveals the wonder and beauty of our face. The reception kicks off at 7:00 pm and runs till 10:00 pm.  Admission is free. If you wish to RSVP or request further information email Studio 126 at studio126yvr@gmail.com.  If you miss the Opening Reception, the Love Your Face exhibit will run until May 3rd and can be viewed Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

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