A sense of nostalgia and timelessness pervades throughout photographer Marley Hutchinson’s work. Hailing from the U.K., Hutchinson first picked up a camera at age 17 and dove into the rich history of photography, inspired by the likes of Fred Herzog, Saul Leiter, and Vivian Maier.
“As I immersed myself in the work of master photographers, I found myself obsessed with the worlds they created and compelled to further explore the medium myself,” Hutchinson says.
He was drawn to Vancouver by Fred Herzog’s imagery of Vancouver in the 1950s and 1960s. In his visual story “A Photographic Ode to Vancouver”, well-known spots such as the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Seymour Street, and Mount Pleasant highlight his fondness for old documentary-style and street-style photography and North American architecture. “While I appreciate the surrounding natural beauty, there’s something about the city streets here that resonates with me more visually,” he explains.
“A Photographic Ode to Vancouver” showcases the city through his vintage-inspired perspective, and if the familiar buildings and businesses framing the passersby didn’t give it away, to fresh eyes, the photographs could belong to the city’s past or present.
To see more of Hutchinson’s work, check out his Instagram @marley.hutchinson.