Tag: Chinese Garden


I love images that have interior frames. This image is from the Chinese Garden in Vancouver. It was not a bright afternoon and I did not have a tripod with me to get the smaller aperture/slower shutter speed and larger depth of field I would have preferred for the colour film shot. I took the black and white retro-styled image with my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app.


Hasselblad 500C/M, Kodak Portra 400 film


iPhone 6 Plus, Hipstamatic App

Tour Guide

Today’s image is of our tour guide in the Chinese Garden in Vancouver last week. It was late afternoon on a very dull day, so I had to shoot wide open at a low (for a Hasselblad) shutter speed. I’m surprised it turned out at all! Given the poor treatment of Asian Canadians in British Columbia (indeed all of Canada) in recent years, it was hard not to feel some shame, in the face of this man’s quiet dignity. He was old enough that he certainly would have experienced some of this first hand.


Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm/2.8 Planar lens
Rollei RPX400 film