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DARCY


Since this was our last day of shooting, we got up really early to try to catch them one last time. They were up even earlier than us and had already taken their barge to pick up a tanker truck to refill the sole gas pump on the island. Eventually they came back and reluctantly let us photograph them. Originally from Kamloops, Darcy got his degree and worked throughout the province. Like so many of the other people on the island, he visited one summer and never left. Sure enough, Ezra


was right. Charging the batteries at the bar worked, so we grabbed


When we first arrived on the island, we were greeted with smiles and waves from a couple of characters standing on top of a giant barge. Throughout the week, they kept promising us we could take their photo, but somehow magically Keith and Darcy kept disappearing whenever we were ready to shoot.


them and headed down to the dock to photograph Darcy on his barge. The rumour on the island is: There are more university degrees per capita here than anywhere else in the country. Talking with Darcy, we could totally see that being true. He was a very intelligent man and avid reader. He had lived on his bright yellow barge for four years and eventually settled in a house on the island. We finished the photographs and headed back to the bar where we met his girlfriend Tracy, who was bartending. She was genuinely surprised that we were actually able to convince Darcy to be photographed.


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