Welcome to Culture Snap Photography,
Culture Snap offers vibrant images from the roads of Toronto to rural Tanzania as taken by me - Toronto documentary photographer Henry VanderSpek.

Happy New Year! I wish you the best of success in 2018.

I am excited for what is to come in this new year. While I have personal projects that I am excited take on, and know what those might entail, there are always surprises that bring joy and wonder along the journey. Here are some of my highlights from 2017:

- February: Participating in the InFocus Photo 2017 Exhibit in The Front Gallery in Edmonton, AB, Canada

- May: Showed my Taxi Drivers of Toronto series in the 2017 Contact Photo Festival at the Daniels Spectrum building in Regent Park. CBC Toronto, CBC Radio, the Beach Metro and Now Toronto all covered the exhibit, with Now Toronto including me in their "must-sees" of the festival.

- July: Showed Taxi Drivers of Toronto in the Toronto's Northern District Library

- August: Captured photos of the Yorkville neighbourhood for their official website (images may be seen here and here), documented a citizenship ceremony for the Institute of Canadian Citizenship, and took portraits of the subjects of the Big Men, Small Dogs documentary film.

- September: Participated in the Danforth East Community Arts Fair (DECAF) for my sixth year in a row (and had a great time doing so!) I also visited Mexico City for 6 days. Here are two blog posts about that trip - Doors of Mexico City and Bikes of Mexico City.

If you are looking for someone to show the best of your special event, reveal your organizational mission in images and words, or document your non-profit work in Canada or overseas, look no further. I have over eight years of experience capturing digital images, and many more shooting with film. You are welcome to read my bio, my latest blog post, words from recent clients, and/or view a selection of my published images. After doing so, send me an email and I'd be happy to discuss possibilities.

If you are looking for unique photo art - for your home, office or as a meaningful gift, please visit my art images. I am available to help you find the perfect item. I am thrilled to now have some of my photo art pillow covers available on Etsy as well! I invite you to have a look!
Warm regards,
Henry VanderSpek