Kevin Lanthier’s work tells stories about everyday life, through depictions of the familiar made archetypal. He builds concept-driven composite images, combining and juxtaposing photographed subjects in a photorealistic way to heighten narratives and distill meaning. His current work focuses on examining the lives of wildlife in urban spaces, while his widely exhibited award-winning series The Special examined Vancouver’s history and culture through hyper-real, nostalgic streetscapes. An addendum to this series, wherein the same process was applied to imagery he shot in Istanbul, was selected as a finalist for the Saltspring National Art Prize. His works are available at Ian Tan Gallery in Vancouver.