Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: Any Vancouver liveboards want to be a part of a project?
For the moment, yes, we're focusing on Vancouver/BC lower mainland, as it's essentially impossible to live-aboard, unless you've been a live-aboard for a long time with a grandfathere'd slip, or if you anchor out in some fairly nasty areas. So the book is really focusing in a way on the people here, in their boats, and the idea that a boat can be a home too.
For now, at least this volume is more of an artist book, though that may change.
We're struggling with a few issues for the book, at least I am. I find that the really good images, often leave the boat looking fairly small/dark/cluttered when the reality is the opposite. I'm concerned that this isn't conveying the impression I am looking for, the problem is that most of the people with the really nice boats(good examples of live-aboards!) aren't really keen on having their pictures taken, due to the issues around liveaboards here. Exactly the type of problems that have been created due to how Vancouer handles liveaboards in the first place, where they push and push until the only people left are the ones who will ignore the rules/pressure or haven't anywhere else to go.