The Great Canadian Hip Trip

The Tragically Hip was the musical backdrop of my formative years. When travel plans had me driving across Canada, I decided to shoot The Great Canadian Hip Trip: 5,000 kms, 50 hrs of Hip, and 250 sheets of instant film. In the style of retro family road trips, I photographed scenes across Canada inspired by Hip lyrics. This is what the Hip looks like to me. See it in The Walrus. 

       "You'll have to wait a minute cause it's an Instamatic."  - GD (So Hard Done By)

     "You'll have to wait a minute cause it's an Instamatic." - GD (So Hard Done By)

       “Local boy went to prison, man’s buried on the hill.”  - GD (38 Years Old)

     “Local boy went to prison, man’s buried on the hill.” - GD (38 Years Old)

       “Well the taxi driver liked his rhythm / Never liked the stops / Throes of passion, throes of   passion / When something just threw him off”  - GD (Blow at Hight Dough)

     “Well the taxi driver liked his rhythm / Never liked the stops / Throes of passion, throes of passion / When something just threw him off” - GD (Blow at Hight Dough)