Growing up in Vancouver, the Interstate Bridge has always held a special place in my heart. The giddy excitement of traversing the bridge and making our way into the more culturally diverse city of Portland is something that I will never forget. Crossing the state line was like going on a mini-vacation. Great food, great music, great art, and competitive sports — Portland had everything that I cared about.
But as I grew older, the travel to Portland became more and more loathed. The diversity of the city that I had loved so much wasn’t there anymore. Traffic was no longer limited to just rush hour, but plagued commuters the majority of the day. Eventually, my hometown and neighboring city of Vancouver had become sufficient for my needs as it developed into it’s own unique area filled with superb food, art, entertainment and beer.
This video is an nod to those nostalgic feelings, mixing the Interstate Bridge’s iconic beauty with glitchy digital effects reminiscent of past memories.