The tourist, away from the cultural comfort of his home, is an amusing thing, especially when armed with a camera. As Susan Sontag wrote, “Most tourists feel compelled to put the camera between themselves and whatever is remarkable that they encounter. Unsure of other responses, they take a picture. ”
This is a travelogue which examines not places, nor the people who live there. It’s a study of the people who live somewhere else.
Generally, I have been a traveler with a camera, rather than a photographer in a distant location. There is an important but subtle difference between the two. These photographs are a collection of small observations, rather than an in-depth view of a specific destination.
Images from my youth. I was able to see lots of great musicians in concert. And although the technology of the day made natural light photography somewhat challenging, I managed to catch a few moments on film. All these images were shot in Vancouver, BC.