I was on vacation in Vancouver, walking to a shop to pick up a battery for a camera accessory, when I came upon Lauren Brevner and James Harry working on this mural. It’s at the corner of West Broadway and Arbutus, along the Arbutus Greenway bicycle path. I had to stop to admire the image and ended up in a chat with the artists and their assistants Aglaiya and Thomas. I offered to take some shots to document their work in progress, and the City of Vancouver contacted me afterward to license the images as documentation for their mural and anti-graffiti program, as well as promotion for the artists.
Be sure to check out their websites and their work; they are both extremely skilled artists individually and their collaborative pieces draw upon their respective Japanese Canadian and Squamish cultural backgrounds, with a modern flair and graphic style I truly appreciate.