Solstice print draw! Enter to win a free fine art photographic print from Raymond Parker’s vintage Vancouver portfolio

Hostel, Jericho, Vancouver, 1985

Hostel, Jericho, Vancouver, 1985

The results are in! Watch the video draw here.

As the days grow shorter, my benevolence expands. In addition to the savings announced at the start of the month, I’m going one step further today. Call it my Yuletide, or Solstice, bonus. 🙂


Three prints are up for grabs: 1 limited-edition 7×7 print (on 8½x11 100% rag paper), signed and embossed by the photographer; 2 unlimited-edition 7×7 (on 8½x11 “luster” paper), digitally signed. Print selection — from the award-winning “Eighties Vancouver” portfolio — will be made by the photographer and must be accepted as chosen. Rest assured they are of the same high quality as any purchased image.

Three runners-up will receive greeting cards from the same portfolio, printed on archival matte paper, signed by the photographer.

More info on all prints and cards on the Eighties Vancouver shopping page.


Deadline for submissions is 21st December (winter solstice). A random draw will occur on that day. Prints will be shipped before Christmas. (Raymond Parker Photography cannot guarantee date of delivery. Prints will be shipped via Canada Post, surface mail). Winners will be contacted by return email for a shipping address. Please reply promptly. Unclaimed prizes will go to the next draw in line.


I live in Canada. The draw is open to entrants from Canada, US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.


Submit your entry via the Contact form in the navigation bar above (scroll down to menu on phone), including name and a short note saying why you’d like to own an eighties Vancouver print . Answer the “skill testing” CAPTCHA question (your email address will never be published). Entrants from outside Canada are responsible for any customs, import duties, brokerage fees, and taxes incurred.


Sorry next-of-kin, you don’t qualify. All other submissions go in the hat.

Merry Christmas and good luck!

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  • Scott - Thanks! Pretty pictures 🙂December 21, 2015 – 6:16 pmReplyCancel

  • Angela P - Would love to have a print that displays the Vancouver my parents arrived to.December 21, 2015 – 3:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Madison - Had a lot of fun at your show this year, I would love to have one of your pictures for my house!December 20, 2015 – 1:25 pmReplyCancel

    • Raymond Parker - Glad you like my show, Madison. Enter via the Contact form (top right). Good luck!December 20, 2015 – 1:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephen Hinde - 80s Vancouver. A time of transition from innocence to sophistication. Growth from a regional hub to an international destination. Expo 86 forever changed the face of Vancouver by introducing mass immigration, skyrocketing housing (both price and altitude), and smog as a daily part of the landscape–all so that more of us could experience the innocence of a quiet little city in one of the most beautiful places on earth.December 19, 2015 – 7:27 pmReplyCancel

    • Raymond Parker - Certainly a mixed bag of pros and cons, Stephen. In total, at least for me, the negatives predominate. Mind you, if we still owned real estate there, we’d perhaps appreciate the pros … only to sell again, I’m afraid. PS Trust you entered the contest.December 19, 2015 – 8:43 pmReplyCancel

  • Anna Shupe - Love your work Ray! Merry Solstice! 🙂December 17, 2015 – 1:31 pmReplyCancel

    • Ray - Thank you very much Anna. Try your luck with the contest. Enter via the Contact form in the navigation menu above.December 17, 2015 – 2:54 pmReplyCancel

  • Conor Ahern - You could possibly include the lesser known tradition of “Festivus” with the Yuletide and Solstice timeline. But more seriously, if Vancouver has changed as much as my home town of Limerick in the last 30 years then a photograph of how the city used to be before progress kicked in. Sometimes the progress is to the betterment of a city and it’s people, but sometimes it isn’t. Some buildings strengthen the sense of community, and others are just grand edifaces designed in an attempt to win awards but they look dated and out of place with the older city scape which surrounds them.December 17, 2015 – 12:59 pmReplyCancel

    • Raymond Parker - I agree completely, Conor. In Vancouver’s case, but for a few well-designed and executed examples, the place has become a nondescript jumble of ugly glass towers, while the suburbs are being stripped of beautiful heritage homes, built with quality materials, only to be replaced with grotesque monster homes. Sad to see.December 17, 2015 – 2:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Holt - I’s a beautiful scene, would love to own one.December 17, 2015 – 12:15 pmReplyCancel

    • Raymond Parker - Enter via the Contact form in the navigation bar above for a chance to win, Yvonne.December 17, 2015 – 12:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Jono Moore - I’d like to own one because they’re great! And I lived in Vancouver in the 80s. 😉December 17, 2015 – 12:08 pmReplyCancel

    • Raymond Parker - Glad you like them, Jono. To enter, just reply via the contact form above.December 17, 2015 – 12:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Gillian - Hoping to see you and Amanda in 2016. It has been too long.
    The photos in Galleries are wonderful! So glad you have had a live show recently. Is it still up?December 17, 2015 – 10:45 amReplyCancel

    • Raymond Parker - Hi Gillian. Yes, the show is up until mid-January. See a few posts back (w/ photos by Amanda) Would be great to see you in the new year!December 17, 2015 – 10:56 amReplyCancel

  • Elaine Wade - Hi Ray & Amanda, Merry Christmas! Sorry we haven’t been down to see you but life’s pretty busy up here. We’re off to Saltspring for Xmas then Cuba for a month in January. Have to try to beat the Americans there. December 17, 2015 – 10:02 amReplyCancel

    • Raymond Parker - Hi Elaine and Hi to Nigel. I notice he’s been doing some rando riding this year. Good for him! All the best to you both for the holidays. Speaking of, I keep saying I’d like to visit Cuba … one of these days. Take careDecember 17, 2015 – 11:01 amReplyCancel

  • timshel jackson - Happy holidays!December 17, 2015 – 9:23 amReplyCancel

    • Raymond Parker - All the best to you too Timshel!December 17, 2015 – 9:39 amReplyCancel


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