Tim Van Horn & The Canadian Mosaic Project

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I met up with photographer Tim Van Horn for a coffee today but forgot to bring a mug so I was out of luck. When you live in a small camperized van, room for everything, including extra dishes just isn’t there.

I don’t know how you’ll be celebrating the new year but for Van Horn  Jan. 1, 2011 will mark 27 months on the road for the Alberta photographer and he’ll celebrate that milestone in Victoria. The 41-year-old photographer has been traveling across the country in his van photographing Canadians, 5000 so far, for his Canadian Mosaic project. His plan is to stay on the road until he captures 25,000 portraits that he will use to create a giant Canadian flag mosaic in time for the country’s 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. Van Horn, who has travelled from Newfoundland to Nunavut for his project, expects to spend the next few weeks in the greater Victoria area.

You have to admire Tim as he is doing what so many of us talk about but never get around to actually acting on,  hitting the road and just working on a project, taking photographs everyday.

His work can be seen at http://celebratecanada.wordpress.com/.

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  1. hello tim’ my name is philip mackenzie’from newglasgow nova scotia canada. i done a similar project here in pictou county ‘with a population of roughly 25000
    i managed to capture 10-per-cent in photo ‘along with everyone’s occupation.
    there are cross-walk guard’s fireman buisnessman’judge’s lawyer’s police’welders carpenter’s and senior’s and of course my favourite subject’the war vet’s in pictou home for veteran’s. i have a copy of every town in the surrounding area in a book form in photo’at the newglasgow nova scotia library.
    also a complete book in the other 5 town’s that are represented. if your coming to newglasgow’it would be an honour to meet you’and maybe also be in your collection.. e’mail me or call collect area 902- 752-0997 anytime philip mackenzie. wishing you all the best.

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