A selection of colour photographs by artist and photographer Wallace Koopmans taken during 2013. The 80 images form a collective snapshot of Whalley at a transformative moment. Captured in the reportage style using the medium of film there is a subtle consistency and look without a direct sense of a specific time. While the images are of the neighbourhood of Whalley in Surrey BC they speak to the larger issues of change and locality. The mostly de-peopled pictures included in the book provide a certain distance between the viewer and the scenes much as if they were to walk around Whalley casting their gaze but never getting too close.
I am a painter and photographer living in British Columbia Canada
Calgary Tower Published December 24, 2015