Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Any Vancouver liveboards want to be a part of a project?
A partner and I are doing a book on live-aboards in Vancouver for school, it will be on display in the gallery in the Maritime Museum. The covers are cored fiberglass, with vinyl lettering, Maury Cooper drew up the titles, which will be re-created in vinyl and my partner interviewed him as well for the book.
We're shooting photos that will show the idea of living aboard, without making it feasible to ID your boat, you, or the location, beyond the fact that both exist, to anyone who hasn't spent time aboard. A shrewd viewer might be able to tell the type of boat, but little beyond that, and it'll be one photo per boat for the book.
We have some basic questions as well, and will be including some excerpts from interiews we'll be putting in a log book style page with a cost breakdown, part of the reason for the book is to bring up the flaws in the live-aboards are just 'squatters' avoiding any expenses of living, and that living on a boat doesn't require work or expense.
The book will be pretty sparse initially, with only a month of lead time to have it done, we are building a framework that can hopefully be added to as time goes on.
We're especially looking for well kept boats, there's so much negativity, caused by the mental images of derelict boats floating around, that we really want to bring up the idea that boats can be a good place to live, and since everyone only ever sees the outside for the most part, we want to show people what the inside of boats look like, rather than the standard view everyone has of them anchored out or moored in slips.