Every day we share a single photo from our Flickr Pool shot by one of our faithful and talented readers (that’s you!).
Simon Clarke is no stranger to the Daily Flickr Pickr – in fact, he was featured in the very first edition of the Daily Flickr Pickr. If you’ve been following this feature, of course, you already knew this.
I didn’t know much about Simon’s work prior to assuming the position as ‘The Official Pickr’. But while reviewing the pool this morning, I had an immediate reaction to this photo, called Winter Walk Home.
What drew me to this photo today is that I find it reminiscent of the work of the godfather of Vancouver Street Photography, Fred Herzog, who himself is no stranger to VIA. I don’t know if Simon is aware of Herzog’s work, but taking a quick look at his photos on Flickr and seeing how much of it falls within the genre of street photography, I’d say it is likely that he could be. I don’t know how many of you out there are aware of Herzog’s work, but if you are interested in photography in Vancouver, you should be.
Having arrived in Vancouver in the early 1950s, Herzog has been photographing the streets and people of Vancouver for almost 60 years and is still going strong! He has shown work locally at the Equinox Gallery, Presentation House Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery – the exhibition catalog from the show at the VAG is gorgeous and one of my favourite books, I highly recommend it if you see it for sale anywhere.
And Simon, when I say your photograph above reminds me of Herzog, I say that as an utmost compliment. Good work.