I photograph three of the Dance companies here in the Comox Valley and on this occasion Triple Heat Dance Company wanted to create some urban images for future marketing purposes so we decided to use the alleyways and urban backgrounds of Vancouver’s Gastown area.  Lot’s of fun, and my thanks to those tough little dancer’s and parents for your patience working at night and in the rain!


Beauty amongst the tenement buildings of this century old section of Vancouver. Various light sources have been introduced here to create this effect, still working in conjunction with the ambient light


Hannah lit by a single overhead strong contrasty light source adds mood to this image. The “gallows” were a notorious section of Gastown in the early days and that spooky feeling is still very strong when walking thru this area at night!

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Different light sources combined at the time of the shoot and adjusted in the computer add an air of mystique in the “Gaoler’s Mews” alleyway in Gastown.


After shooting in Gastown we switched things up a bit and worked to create a different look, here Liam and his strong body position is further infused with visual drama with the presence of the rain and the Black and White treatment


This dancer’s height in his jump is mirrored in the strong vertical elements of two large Cedar trees in Stanley Park.

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That’s it folks!!