Hyper local Is a play on the photographic term "Hyper Focal" defined as, "the Hyper Focal distance is the closest distance at which a lens can be focused while keeping objects at infinity acceptably sharp". So by aiming our cameras at our own neighbours outside our own doors we can explore the city and the borders with heightened clarity. Each photograph is paired with an image shot from the same location.
Mike Wilson received his training at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He shoots in black and white. He leaves his east vancouver apartment in the early morning light, pearly grey afternoons or radiant gold evening light. His photographs tell a story.
" I roam around with my camera. I run into some interesting characters. Mostly I chat with people and take their photo. It's interesting that these strangers let me take their picture from so close. They're intimate portraits of people I've just met."
"Hyper Local" features the work of two Vancouver photographers, Dylan Surridge and Mike Wilson. The show focuses on East Vancouver landmarks that demonstrate the interactions between people, cities, time and technology. Wilson's intimate portraits will be contrasted by Surridge's mosaic panoramic photos.