Fridays are not the best day to roam the streets in search of fashionistas for the simple fact that most offices have Casual Friday dress codes. Add a drizzly, gloomy November day and the odds plummet even further.
Nonetheless I decided to turn south and walk along Burrard St. To my utter disbelief I stumbled on a photo shoot in progress. It felt a bit awkward taking photos during another photographer’s shoot but this was an opportunity too good to ignore. I kept a discrete distance, snapped a few photos and waited until the other photographer left before introducing myself to Keegan and her entourage. We were all surprised that I walked along when I did. The PR Manager simply asked me to wait until Keegan’s story ran before posting my photos.
Fast forward three weeks and Keegan has a nice write-up and a cover shot on the December 13 – 19 edition of WE (Westender, a weekly, local arts and entertainment newspaper). In the article Keegan is asked about her acting career, family and personal interests.
I encourage you to pick up a copy (from most downtown street corners) because there’s something unique about holding a 11×17 color image in your hands!
Hat The Saucy Milliner
Bolero Lace Embrace Atelier
Corset Lace Embrace Atelier
Stockings Transparenze (from Lace Embrace Atelier)
Heels Nine West
Thanks to Moon Rocket Media
Surprises & Contrasts
I instinctively photographed the brightly colored outfit from across the street. When I introduced myself I was surprised by how young Sarah was. She said she marched in the Santa Claus parade for her dance academy. The next surprise came the following day as I was reviewing her images. She looked so worried. I imagined she was waiting for her parents to pick her up. Then after we met she looked so happy. It was an interesting encounter.
In downtown Vancouver, several popular nightclubs are located on Granville St. Every weekend at 9pm the City closes four blocks of Granville St so people can roam freely from curb to curb. On Halloween the result is a big festive street party. People mix & mingle and pose for pictures with random strangers. I saw a zillion naughty nurses and sexy cops. There were a few Natalie Portman inspired Black Swan costumes. I hope you like what I saw. Enjoy!
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