Favourite Vancouver Photographers of 2010

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

While I only managed to do 25 weekly photo posts over the last year, profiling pictures added to the Miss604 Flickr Group, there was no shortage of snapshots of Vancouver throughout 2010. I personally took over 3,000 photos (608 of which were during the Olympic and Paralympics) and enjoyed watching unique, candid, and breathtaking images pour in on Flickr, Twitter, and blog posts. I thought it only appropriate to feature some of my favourite photographers in my last recap post of 2010.

Although I’ve never met PiscesDreamer (Philip) and don’t even know his last name, I realized that I probably featured more images of his in my weekly photo posts than any other. They range from serene sunsets to bleak streetcapes and always tell a story.

Susan Gittins
I don’t know how she does it but Susan Gittins manages to be everywhere and anywhere. She manages to snag timely images of ccurrences around Metro Vancouver and her raw ‘woman on the street’ photos during the Olympic games offered alternate perspectives of our city’s global event.

Clayton Perry
Clayton Perry has HDR (high dynamic range) photography down to a science. Colours pop with vivid detail as he captures everything from street scenes to natural landscapes across the region.

John Bollwitt
I may be totally bias on this one but since he’s the lead photographer for Miss604.com, my husband John Bollwitt definitely deserves a mention. When he accompanies me to concerts or on travel media trips, my coverage immediately jumps to a whole new level. His camera skills have been honed and sharpened, and I’m lucky to have him as a partner both personally and professionally.

John Biehler
John Biehler is one of my dearest friends and I have to agree with others when they say, 2010 was the “Year of Biehler”. He took time off from work during the Olympics (yes, photography isn’t his full-time gig) and uploaded over 30,000 photos to Flickr. He was on the mountain, rink-side, and above the city by zipline taking videos, producing time-lapses and panoramas.

Kris Krüg
While I’ve known Kris Krüg since 2006, he went above and beyond in 2010 covering everything from the Olympics to the Gulf Oil Spill. His rock and roll style is often imitated and rarely duplicated as his piercing images are always one-of-a-kind.

Honorable mentions go to Nordica Photography for their amazing wedding and engagement shots and Bob Lai Photography for his stunning portraits. I was fortunate enough to work with both this past year and their professionalism and dedication to their craft shines through each .jpg they upload.

You may also browse photos I have marked as favourites on Flickr and please feel free to add your own images to the Miss604 Flickr Group in 2011.

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13 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. DanielFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 1:14pm PST

    I’m new guy in town 🙂 I hope this year publish new photos from Vancouver. You can see here some photos from Victoria.

    Happy New Year!!

  2. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 1:18pm PST

    Thanks Daniel!

  3. JohnFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 3:58pm PST

    Thanks for the kind words, Rebecca….I’m honoured to be in with some pretty stellar company and whose work has also inspired me.

    Looking forward to making 2011 even more epic!

  4. Sean SharifiFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 4:34pm PST

    Wow, very excellent post. It’s good to see what the top dogs are in the industry are doing! Cheers for the links.

    Happy new year too !

  5. Darcy McGeeFriday, December 31st, 2010 — 11:16pm PST

    You included your husband and you expect the list to be taken seriously?

    I’m not even going to *start* adding the people to this list who should be on it. There’s a couple on that who deserve it.

  6. Philip TongSaturday, January 1st, 2011 — 12:00pm PST

    This was unexpected… what an encouraging way to start the year! I am sincerely flattered to be mentioned with such a talented group. Thank you for sharing the fine work of such outstanding and diverse photographers on your site, Rebecca!

    Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year!

  7. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittSaturday, January 1st, 2011 — 12:34pm PST

    @Darcy I do not work for the city nor do I work for a major news outlet. This blog is personally run and these are my personal selections. Blogs are personal. They have voices. Miss604.com is mine.

    I have many favourite photographers and photos but these are the people I chose to profile. I am very thankful and proud that Vancouver has so many talented photographers and look forward to exploring them all in 2011.

  8. RebeccaSaturday, January 1st, 2011 — 10:38pm PST

    Wonderful photos!

    My personal Vancouver favorite is Duran Cheung. http://www.durancheung.com/

  9. Sean OrrSunday, January 2nd, 2011 — 9:05pm PST

    My personal favourite is me.

  10. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittSunday, January 2nd, 2011 — 9:09pm PST

    I like your pics too, Sean 🙂

  11. daveSunday, January 2nd, 2011 — 9:24pm PST

    I hope you will consider me for next year!!


  12. RishadTuesday, January 4th, 2011 — 10:07am PST

    Great selections. This year I really got a chance to see KK, John Bielher and Clayton Perry’s work. Really inspiring!

  13. vancouver4lifeWednesday, January 5th, 2011 — 11:09pm PST

    The magic of a picture is how it can bring a whole story, great selection, keep it up!

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