KEVIN LANTHIER

Like any city, Vancouver has its myths and clichés.   Being a lifelong resident of the Lower Mainland, these are as common to me as the north shore mountains, or #1 Highway.   As a digital photo artist, the ability to extract and recompose elements allows me to explore these ideas.   So while every subject in these images can be found within the Greater Vancouver area (unless they’ve already become victims of the city’s ever-reconstructing nature), none will be found in the context in which you see them here.

As such, The Special is not at all about the strict documentation of the city, but rather presents a crafted idea of it as it exists in our thoughts and memories.   The flattened perspective of the buildings suggests reducing those structures to symbols, as a child would draw a house by placing a triangle atop a square, yet they maintain photorealism.   The assembly of the pieces is done with the intention of creating a series of hyperreal, yet nostalgic little worlds, each of them distinctly and recognizably Vancouver.

Kevin Lanthier’s CV

 


Vancouver Specials
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier New Vancouver Specials
New Vancouver Specials
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier Vancouver Vanishes
Vancouver Vanishes
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier Strathcona Stands
Strathcona Stands
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier Kings Way
Kings Way
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier Floating Homes
Floating Homes
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier Davies Orchard
Davies Orchard
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier Storybook WestSide
Storybook West Side
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier East Van Relics
East Van Relics
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier Old Entertainment District
Old Entertainment District
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00

 

Kevin Lanthier Istanbul Specials
Istanbul Specials
30″ x 75″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 5  $4,800.00
18″ x 45″, archival print backmounted to aluminum, edition of 7  $2,500.00