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Vintage photos with vintage, contemporary pieces in Vancouver exhibition

  • July 1, 2022

A trio of giant photos of Led Zeppelin and the Mission Raceway are face-mounted onto coloured acrylic.

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A couple from Madrid was recently in Vancouver for their honeymoon. Walking down Water Street in Gastown, they came across an arresting vision in the window at Inform Interiors — a cool pad that mixes vintage and contemporary furniture.

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Pulling it all together was the art on the wall, a trio of giant photos of Led Zeppelin and the Mission Raceway, face-mounted onto coloured acrylic. The Zep photos were in blue, the Raceway in orange.

They went inside to inquire about them, and were directed to the Monte Clark Gallery in Railtown. And they wound up going home to Spain with a smaller version of a Led Zeppelin photo, which captures the rock legends in concert.

Vancouver, BC: JUNE 21, 2022 –Photographer Greg Girard at Inform Interiors in Vancouver, BC Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Girard took the picture of Led Zeppelin that hangs in the background when he was 17.(Photo by Jason Payne/ PNG)(For story by John Mackie) [PNG Merlin Archive]
Vancouver, BC: JUNE 21, 2022 –Photographer Greg Girard at Inform Interiors in Vancouver, BC Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Girard took the picture of Led Zeppelin that hangs in the background when he was 17.(Photo by Jason Payne/ PNG)(For story by John Mackie) [PNG Merlin Archive] Photo by Jason Payne /PNG

It was taken by the acclaimed local photographer Greg Girard, and is part of a show running concurrently at both the

and Inform.

Both the Led Zeppelin and Mission Raceway photos were taken in 1973, when Girard was a budding photographer. When he decided to put them

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