On July 22, 2014 at 5:30pm

This is local artist Christina Hamlyn. She’s been commissioned by the city to do some work on our otherwise ho-hum traffic light boxes. She did the “Starry Night” inspired Signal Hill work near the Village Mall and is currently at work on this majestic (and very purple) caribou at the corner of Lemarchant and Harvey Road.

She also hates having to wear a city-mandated safety vest while working outside, but she is willing to suffer for her art. You can check out some of her other work here.

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Happy lady, downtown Vancouver.When she posed for this shot, she first hugging a passed stranger, saying “Come on! Get in the picture with me!” The stranger just ignored her, which seemed borderline rude, frankly. At least say ‘no thanks.’(But perhaps I’m naturally siding with this woman since I was trying to take her picture. I have no idea how I would react if a stranger hugged me. I have a hard enough time with people I know wrapping their arms around me. I wasn’t raised in a huggy household, I guess.)At any rate, our subject here was unfazed and struck several poses, this being my favorite.
On April 5, 2014 at 6:05pm

Happy lady, downtown Vancouver.

When she posed for this shot, she first hugging a passed stranger, saying “Come on! Get in the picture with me!” The stranger just ignored her, which seemed borderline rude, frankly. At least say ‘no thanks.’

(But perhaps I’m naturally siding with this woman since I was trying to take her picture. I have no idea how I would react if a stranger hugged me. I have a hard enough time with people I know wrapping their arms around me. I wasn’t raised in a huggy household, I guess.)

At any rate, our subject here was unfazed and struck several poses, this being my favorite.

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Smooth looking gent, San Francisco.Not quite a zoot suit, but that is some serious panache all the same. He specifically requested those two-tone shoes be in the shot. And how can you say no to that? 
On March 31, 2014 at 9:16am

Smooth looking gent, San Francisco.

Not quite a zoot suit, but that is some serious panache all the same. He specifically requested those two-tone shoes be in the shot. And how can you say no to that? 

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Kid goofing around, San Francisco.
On March 30, 2014 at 10:00am

Kid goofing around, San Francisco.

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Sharp looking gent, San Francisco.
On March 29, 2014 at 12:06pm

Sharp looking gent, San Francisco.

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Wine casks beneath the Mondavi vineyards, Napa.
On March 27, 2014 at 9:17am

Wine casks beneath the Mondavi vineyards, Napa.

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Couple canoodling, San Francisco.
On March 26, 2014 at 10:00am

Couple canoodling, San Francisco.

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USS Pampanito, San Francisco.I am a total submarine nerd, and doing the full tour here was easily one of the highlights of my visit. 
On March 24, 2014 at 9:00am

USS Pampanito, San Francisco.

I am a total submarine nerd, and doing the full tour here was easily one of the highlights of my visit. 

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