July 6, 2012

This Is East Van #Community #Art #YVR Comments Off

This Is East Van

Summer is here in Canada. I’ve been spending lots of time fishing and gardening out on Galiano Island… but a big part of my heart (and my photography studio) still live at The Waldorf Hotel in East Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.

East Van is well known for it’s rich cultural heritage including a rich homegrown DIY arts and activism scene that’s taught me lots of what I know about the world. *points at Purple Thistle, Public Dreams, Culture Crawl, Tribal Harmonix*

November 15, 2010

The Waldorf Hotel & The Beatty Street Mural - Comments (1)

Here’s a couple local Vancouver projects that inspire me. I’ve documented each of them as they’ve developed over the past several months and recently published these editorials.

The Waldorf Hotel

The Waldorf Hotel
“The Waldorf is a creative hub in the heart of East Vancouver where contemporary art, music, food and culture convene under one roof. The programming for the space will be both artistically expansive and thematically inclusive. The complex consists of thirty rooms, two restaurants (directed by Ernesto Gomez and executive chef Ned Bell), a Tiki bar (restored and retrofitted with a vintage analogue audiophile sound system), a hair salon (run by Barbarella Hair), a gift shop, a nightclub and a live music venue. In the works are a multi-media theater space and recording studio (tied to a residency program for visiting musicians).The Waldorf joins a new wave of Vancouver businesses that are conversing with the city, setting a benchmark for culture and hospitality.”

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