Grand Hotel Gala // Vancouver Art Gallery Event Photographer


// Grand Hotel Gala //

Vancouver Art Gallery & Four Seasons Hotel

Grand Hotel Gala Vancouver Art Gallery and Four Seasons Hotel

I recently had the opportunity to shoot as an event photographer at a Black Tie Event for the Vancouver Art Gallery‘s most recent exhibit called ‘Grand Hotel : Redesigning Modern Life

The following is an excerpt from the Vancouver Art Gallery website.

“Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life charts the evolution of the hotel from an isolated and utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon that figures prominently around the world.

The exhibition’s four main themes—travel, design, the social and culture—consider the vital role of travel and design in the development of the hotel, as well as the hotel’s important role as a site of social interaction and cultural production. Each theme speaks to a critical force that has given shape and meaning to the hotel. Together they tell the collective story of this important built form, elucidating its prominence in the public consciousness and reflecting the nature of the hotel itself: engaging, innovative, provocative, ephemeral. Quite simply, the hotel is a veritable laboratory of modern life.”

It was fascinating to have first access to view the gallery, meet and shoot the curators. The event then moved over to the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel where I was able to document the speakers as they described the gala, the history of the gallery and raised funds via the auction for the gallery.

The exhibit is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and co-curated by Jennifer M. Volland, guest curator, and Bruce Grenville, senior curator, with assistant curator Stephanie Rebick.

Here are some of my favourite images from the evening.

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If you’re interested in having me document an event, please contact me here.

I specialise in Vancouver Wedding Photography, Engagement Photography and Portraits which you can see on my website. You can also see my Personal work which includes street photography and travel photography as well as my Portraits on Film.


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I love your take on this! Its so awesome to see this kind of event covered in such an interesting way :)

Very artfully done, yet not to an extreme that the event was lost. Perfectly done, if you ask me!

Great work! I love light and all the amazing details!

Great coverage mate! Loved your creative spin on this!

Awesome coverage!That rain shot is pretty cool!

Superb coverage Sachin!

Great work Sachin, you made the event look so interesting and the creative angles were superb.


super cool, Sachin. #23 with the rain is pretty awesome.

HOLY MOLY – these are probably the best event photos I’ve ever seen!

I love how you shoot Sachin. i have got a similar job coming in a couple of weeks and you given me loads & loads inspiration!

Derek Martinez

Wonderful work Sachin, these are fantastic. Really love this one –

Sachin, these are fantastic, so above and beyond the grip-and-grins of normal event photography.

Amber Allen Strickler

LOVE! There are some really incredible shots in there!

Jarusha Brown

HOLY MOLY – these are probably the best event photos I’ve ever seen!

Melissa Baker

These are amazing Sachin! You did a wonderful job capturing the event!

+1 xanthe. so many unique shots

Beautiful scenes and outstanding compositions.

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