How Are You 044: Gisela
44"X16" Canvas, 2014


Capture Photography Festival and The Museum of Vancouver asked me, alongside artists Lincoln Clarkes, John Goldsmith, and Brian Howell, to create work in response to Foncie Pulice's work. From 1935-1979, Pulice photographed passersby walking around Vancouver’s streets. As response to Pulice’s work, I chose to use photography, within community and street, to capture individual connection.

On Main Street Car Free Day 2014, in collaboration with The Acorn Restaurant, I set up a pop-up photo-studio in a Boler on the corner of Main Street and E 24th Avenue. Throughout the day, passersby were individually invited to remove their shoes, enter the serene space with me, inside the Boler, and collaborate through documented conversation. Three portraits were taken of each: first a straight portrait, second with eyes closed, with the third taken after I asked the question: “How are you actually doing today?” For the final works, close to 100 triptychs were created and shared in and out of institutionalized settings (44"X16" canvas prints and digital).




How Are You 068: Denise
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 001: Nen
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 003: Kristen
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 008: Dave
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 011: Avril
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 012: Jordan
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 014: Dal
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 018: Dina
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 002: Palbo
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 019: Joelle
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 024: Stefan
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 028: Nathaniel
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 034: Katie
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 035 : Julie
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 036: Ameen
44"X16" Canvas, 2014




How Are You 046: Avalon
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 047: Donny
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 048: Minjung
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 049: Brian
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 052: Tim
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 055: Thomas
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 061: Cherry
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 076: Timothy
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 077: Faye
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 082: Jesse
44"X16" Canvas, 2014



How Are You 069: Ezekiel
44"X16" Canvas, 2014

All How Are You images were captured in one day and have not been cosmetically altered.