CANADA, Vancouver: A dozen individuals were selected from their respective areas of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and invited into the studio. With its proximity along East Hastings and Columbia streets, the studio provided me with a rare opportunity to photograph and document many of the neighbourhoods familiar faces in a neutral setting highlighting the raw, gritty and contrasting features that make them unique to this area of the city.
A mix of people comprising low income residents, sex trade workers, First Nations, persons of disabilities, mentally ill, drug dealers, business owners, healthcare professionals and addicts add to and compliment an already existing body of documentary work.