Watch the video walkthrough of the book before buying it!

Image order may vary in final book.


Here are the cost breakdowns:

Option ONE: 
Collectors version will be available: Estimated coast $5000
This version of the book will be printed and assembled in a one-of-a-kind case that will portray the grit and feel of street living. Please contact me for details if you are interested in buying it. I will only be selling one of these collector versions of the book.

Option TWO: 
Order a signed and numbered book: $280 (including shipping)
Only 15 limited edition numbered and signed books (you can ask for a personal message). Digitally printed, hard bound book, signed using silver ink pen and then shipped to you. Book size will be 12×12 inches.

Option THREE: 
Direct order from Lulu at the link above: $180 (plus shipping)
Receive the book through their delivery service. Book size will be 12×12 inches

Option FOUR: 
Buy your favorite image from the book. They will be digitally printed (Glassine) on plain art paper or on acid free archival paper.
11×14 regular print: $120
11×14 archival print: $250



The Photo Project

I am photographing the street people who live in downtown Vancouver, Canada.

I then come back a day or a week later and give them prints of the photographs I have taken. Watching their eyes light up as they recognize the people they know in their special community is amazing. They point to a photo and turn to me and say “Hey I know him” and then grin.

All the shots I am giving away are B&W (full color prints) from a local lab. I spend hours walking the street greeting new people showing them the prints and then asking permission to photograph them. Some say no but many say yes.

Book Back-Cover

They always ask if they can have a print, even after I have told them, “If you find a photo of yourself please keep it”.

I ask them how long they have been on the street and the answers are a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

As I grow as a photographer I am falling in love with their hands. They say so much in a gesture or with the deep lines etched into them from years of street living. For all this they are a happy when we talk and as I wave goodbye I promise to bring them a new print on my next short visit.


Technical Information:


This image was shot at ISO 2500 using a shutter speed of 1/100 hand held.

  • Camera: Olympus OMD EM5
  • Lens: Panasonic Lumix LEICA SUMMILUX 25mm f/1.4 (50mm equivalent)
  • Shutter Speed: 1/40 ~ 1/1200
  • Lens Aperture: Set at f1.4 98% of the time
  • ISO: 200 ~ 3500
  • Processing: Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS5
  • Distance from Subject: 1.3 to 11 feet


© 2014 Bob Garlick

Living on the Edge –– Vancouver Street Lifestyle
Photography Project 2014 Volume 001
Limited edition 50 unit print run

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the publisher, addressed “Attention: Permissions Coordinator,” at the address below.

DB Communications
4408 Georgia Street, Burnaby BC, Canada, V5C 2V2

Ordering Information:
Quantity sales. Special discounts are available on quantity purchases by corporations, associations, and others. For details, contact the publisher at the address above.

Printed in the United States of America
Publishers Cataloging-in-Publication data
Garlick, Bob
Vancouver Street Living, A photo essay by Bob Garlick
1. Photography — Transient Living. 2. Social Injustice

First Edition 2014
14 13 12 11 10 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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