Move over Pink Alley and the old graffiti alley by the Red Room, we have a winner when it comes to alleyway beautification, Vancouver’s new “graffiti alley” in Mount Pleasant.
Unlike the other alleys, which only stretch the length of a city block, the new street art laced alley’s stretch from From Broadway to 2nd Avenue at the border of Olympic Village. This network of art has everything from big scale murals to graffiti and will easily become a local and tourist attraction.
Given that we were out to shoot 45 photos in one day, we wanted to use Motorola’s Moto Z2 Play smartphone since it offers up to 30 hours of battery power. We knew the smartphone would last the entire shoot, but just in case we brought along the TurboPower Pack Moto Mod. Moto Mods allow you to transform your smartphone by snapping onto the back using powerful magnets. The TurboPower Pack adds an extra day of battery life to your device using super quick charging.
But battery life isn’t everything- we also wanted to use the Moto Z2 Play’s camera which boasts 12 MP and a Professional Mode, which allows you to edit the settings for the perfect photos. Not to mention we snapped on the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod for 10x optical zoom and a Xenon flash!
The initiative was part of the annual mural festival in Vancouver and it’s made a huge impact on Mount Pleasant. Let us take a trip down street art lane.
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
We start our journey at Broadway, this alley way is practically covered with only a few remaining walls.
Between 8th and 7th Ave
Between 7th and 6th Avenue
Between 6th and 5th Avenue
Between 5th and 4th Avenue
As we make our way down Graffiti Alley you’ll come across one of the biggest murals in the city.
Between 4th and 3rd
Between 3rd and 2nd Avenue
We end our journey through graffiti alley with a gem by Carson Ting.