Switcheroo in Vancouver, BC, Canada
If you ever wanted to see me in a dress and high heels, well, here you go. Our friend Hana was kind enough to shoot us in a ‘Switcheroo’ when we were visiting Vancouver earlier this year. It was a blast to be part of her awesome project. Hana has completed a book of over 200 ‘Switcheroo’ photos. If you want to help her publish the book follow this link. There are lots of really cool goodies involved!
We asked Hana a few questions about her home city, answers below. – Jesse
Place you live: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Place your photos were taken: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Can you sum up Vancouver? Vancouver is an amazing city because of it’s proximity to the ocean as well as the mountains. You can be right in the heart of downtown and then just a quick drive to the beach, in to the forest or the top of a mountain. We are also very lucky to have access to such great food from around the world. The only hard thing is getting through the rainy winter.
Tell us about your Switcheroo project: Switcheroo is a dual portrait series that I started in May 2010 where I photograph couples, friends and family in their own outfits and then again in each others’ in locations all over the world. I’m working on a book of them which will hopefully be ready early in 2013.
Preoccupation: My cat Marf
A perfect day in Vancouver? A sunny day spent with friends in nature and then going to Octopus Garden (my favourite restaurant).
If someone was visiting, what must they do? Bike the seawall around Stanley Park really early on a summer morning.
A perfect meal in Vancouver? Well like I said, Octopus Garden is my favourite restaurant but Guu in Gastown and Gyoza King are also great, I could go on forever though…
What is the best thing about your spot? The proximity to nature.
What is the worst? So much rain.
A little known fact about where you live? We’re due for a big earthquake!
Where is your favorite place in the world? Anywhere warm and by the ocean.
Who are your favorite photographers? Hmmmm…. I’m not sure if I have favorites but I really love Richard Avedon‘s portraits.