Mexico City, 2007
A picture of home.
Growing up in Canada I must have walked past this scene thousands of times in my life… unconsciously.
A dusting of snow interrupted by tire tracks, representative of daily life for many. Maybe a cup of coffee in the hand, seeing your own breath and an agenda. Somewhere to be and a window scraper to be found.
And now, because I am currently a visitor in my old world rather than a resident, I notice such things. Nostalgia meets artistic appreciation I guess.
Crack Cocaine, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 2007
Known as one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world, Vancouver BC has a dark underbelly. The downtown eastside neighbourhood has the highest rate of heroin use in North America, the highest rate of HIV infection in the first world and posts the lowest income of any postal code in Canada.