I am lucky to have a view of the Port of Vancouver from my living room window. I have always loved a good industrial scene. There is action here 24/7, almost 365. Lately, even more so, as they were building this new crane that you see pictured above. The images from this shoot are available here: Kian Charles Photography Around my home, Gastown
In fact, living with a view of the Port of Vancouver has even come in handy at least once. A few years ago, while I was waiting for two iPhone 12 Pro Max to arrive on what was a cloudy day. I watched and waited, and they never came. I waited more, and they didn’t come. Now the day is basically over; they are still not here. I call UPS to find out why I have been waiting so long past my delivery window for $4000 worth of my property, and they inform me that “Extreme Weather” is causing delays at the Port of Vancouver. I notify the UPS person that I actually live across from the Port and have a great view. I informed them that there had been no “Extreme Weather” all day, and there isn’t now, and if they would like a live video, I can arrange that. My phones quickly came after that call.
So last night, I was watching TV, not the Port, and my husband noticed a scene he thought would make a good photo. He pointed it out to me, which is the series I shot. There are several more images, but they are added to the list of photos to edit, and I need to pack to leave for the weekend. So the rest of the images will need to wait. Please enjoy them; if you like them, they are available for buy in various form factors. Just check out my site: www.Kian.Photography
I really have to get Bowie out for a walk, so this will be quick! At the scene of that explosion and fire in Chinatown a few days ago, as we were leaving, I noticed this incredible wall and decaying woodwork. Falling in love with it immediately I snapped this pic. I have more coming soon, but I have a lot to edit so….. You can find this image A Building Front and Side for sale on my site: Kian Charles Gray Photography
In answer to some other questions that have come up a few times in the last day: my editing process is normally: Sony app to view the photos still on the camera, take off only what I want to work on, import into Lightroom and do the edita, Photoshop if required.
Vancouver Fire Fighters Firstly, thank you for being the brave men and women that help Vancouverites daily at some of their worst moments. Secondly, who is this stunning man? OMG, put him in a calendar and raise a million.
Otherwise, see my photos from the latest SRO fire in Vancouver. I did not see any flames, and I did not hear the reported explosion. The amazing firefighters of Vancouver already had it under control before we got there. HTTPS://www.Kian.photography
Saturday, September 10th Vancouver saw another SRO tragedy. No one died, thankfully, but if someone had, it wouldn’t have been the first time. The state of health in the DTES/Chinatown/Gastown and the English Bay Davie Street areas are worsening. The result is increasing violence to the general public but more so to the inhabitants of those areas that are already vulnerable. In addition, today marks the loss of more of the already scarce reasonably priced living spaces that are anything but reasonable conditions to live in.
I’ve lived in Vancouver and these areas for almost 30 years. I know and expect things to change. I embrace that I love it. But this is a marked turn to violence and victimization brought on by poor government policy, lack of action, and myopic budgeting.
Starting up a business means doing a lot on your own. I’ve been there before, so I know how to do that.
Starting a new photography business is proving to take up a lot of my spare time, and it is not all about the fun stuff like capturing images. Instead, a lot of the work is the less glamorous structural stuff. For example, I set up the storefront, get listed on stock photography sites, get work products ready for those vectors, and establish a social media/brand presence daily before and after work. Then I shot and edit new work.
Today has started by getting a logo & watermark created. I like what I have made with the help of Adobe suite. I know there are ways to tighten this up, and I will get on that, but I like this direction, and I feel it comes the closest to a unified identity of where I am right now. I have other ideas that would better include other aspects of my personality; I am just unsure how to realize those right now.