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Los Angeles 2017

I recently visited LA with a couple friends. The sun was hot, the air was dry. The city is not a beautiful city, it’s palette is of browns and beiges, but it is a city full of energy and character. I felt thrown into a thriving and swirling current, bigger and stronger than what I’m used to in Vancouver. The stereotypes of the city were real- celebrities walking down the sidewalk, everyone pursuing their dreams and creative endeavours. I landed back in Vancouver on a sunny, mild, spring afternoon with an excitement hangover. After a couple days acclimatizing back into my routine I felt happy to be home. I missed Vancouver's green trees and clean air.

Warm evenings, late night roof tops, cocktails, a desire to be seen, palm trees, expansive highways, a city where even familiar street signs evoke excitement, poverty, celebrity and wealth, creativity, and electric energy. 

Lost Photo: November 16, 2016

Cycling Selfie

This is a lost photo from when my dad rode his bike across Canada in the 80's. I like this photo because it reminds me of a photo I have taken with my cellphone. But this would of been taken with my dad's SLR, handheld while riding a bicycle. I like how you can see his paper road map on his handle bars as well. 

Lost Photo: May 13th

Happy Friday the 13th. Here is the "Lost Photo" of the day.  I love this photo because it is oh-so-retro. The teal cabinetry, horned rimmed glasses, yellow and pink walls. Fantastic!  

Some family members enjoy a slice of the towering cake.

Lost Photo: May 6

Lost Photo: Found

German Shepherd Puppy and unknown, circa 1950 ish 

I have a large collection of old and interesting photos I have found over the years. Some are family photos, some are from thrift store photo albums or were found on the sidewalk. I started collecting found notes and photos years ago. I probably got interested in this after the rise and popularity of postsecret.com around 2008-ish. I like collecting found photos because of the intimate glimpse I get into someone else's life- their shopping list for eggs and Frosted Flakes, a blurry family photo, or a picture of their dogs. These photos and notes remind me that our lives are all pretty similar and common.
This photo is from my Mom's side of the family, scanned from some old slides that were re-found a few years ago. I don't think they were ever printed. According to legend, my Grandpa Pat always had German Shepherds (and they were all named Duke), so I can only imagine it was his dog. The puppy I'm not sure.