Vancouver & Paris is a project that has its roots in 1984 Europe, planted during Alan Jacques’s first visit to Paris. Now, thirty-two years later, this project can be seen as a retrospective of the artist’s street photography work—but it is also much more than that. Not only does the exhibition document Jacques’s impressions of each city, but it also illustrates his creative response to the trials and constrictions placed upon him by Parkinson’s disease.
Each exhibited photograph was created using a low or unusual camera position and a prominent wide-angle lens to showcase the unique visual elements present in both cities. Vancouver & Paris features 16” x 20” silver gelatin fibre prints handcrafted by master printer Trevor Martin.