The Johnson Street Bridge
The Johnson Street Bridge has been well loved and disliked at the same time for many years and is now being replaced after falling into significant disrepair. There is something that makes it beautiful in its utilitarian nature and design, and it has become a favourite destination for locals and visitors alike. It’s a bridge that asks to be photographed again and again and so I have done so for several years and will continue to do so over this final stage of dismemberment. “The Blue Bridge” will be missed but time has this effect on man-made structures and I’m curious to see how the new bascule bridge will change the evolution of Victoria’s downtown and inner harbour.
“Upon completion, the new bridge will be the largest single-leaf bascule bridge in Canada – and one of the largest in the world – creating a new iconic structure and destination within Victoria’s Inner Harbour.” –City of Victoria
Born and raised in Kimberton PA on a biodynamic dairy farm with my sister and brother, we grew up surrounded by an idyllic countryside of fields and rolling hills. At the age of 10 my parents decided to move to Canada where my father was originally from. The rest of my childhood and teenage years were spent growing up in the small town of Nelson BC, this time surrounded by mountains and secluded lakes. I began taking and making photographs around sixteen turning my camera on my friends and family, documenting the life that surrounded me. From the end of high school until my early twenties I traveled to countries ranging from Japan to Guatemala to Italy. After moving back to BC from living in Scotland, I completed an education in photography in Victoria where I now call this city my home.
My wife, Jenna Shouldice, and I photograph regularly across Canada and internationally for editorial and private assignments.
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