Doors and Windows
Mediums: Photoboard, Metal, and Archival Paper
Brick facades bear the marks and wear of the passing years with the character of faces wrinkled from a life well lived. Human and natural elements etch memories on the fired clay canvas of these architectural beauties. The doors and windows in this shot add the mystery of eyes in a aging soul looking out at the world passing them by.
To some, these old buildings may appear to be an eyesore. To me they add a depth of character not found in the glittering new structures that they fall prey to. The downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia is full of these kinds of contrasts between the aging structures of the city’s resource exporting past and its investment funded future. Some of these brownstones will be gentrified and some will be consumed.
To gain a proper perspective of this particular façade, I wandered to the upper levels of a parking garage across the street. A 17-50mm lens gave enough field of view to ensure I captured the doors, windows, and the fading letter ‘C’ that hints at the age of this building.
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