"They've Shut Down East Hastings"

Pedestrian xing.

Street press.

Neon stalwart.

Stilt pirouette.

Shadow patrol.

Protest smear.

A client enters Insite, North America’s first government-funded safe injection site. The facility has drawn the ire of many, being derided by the Bush administration as “state-assisted suicide” and repeatedly being threatened with closure by Canadian PM Stephen Harper. With five years’ operation behind it, Insite has seen no fatalities.

Buck-a-slice pizza.

Carnegie beat. Cops in front of the community centre.

Neon row.

Tungsten alley.


Austin Andrews is a Vancouver-based photojournalist and occasional filmmaker with a penchant for finding the fantastic in the everyday. Contact him at austin [at] disposablewords [dot] net


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