Meet Dick Oulton

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Dick Oulton was a commercial photographer who worked out of Vancouver from the late 1950s to the mid 1980s. He operated under a variety of names, advertising services for weddings, portraits, passports, photographic restoration and commercial photography.

A bachelor who had an eye for attractive ladies and a flair for fashion, Oulton continued to photograph until his death. It is a rich social and historical document of middle-class life. His forte was portraiture and glamour shots, usually of attractive young women.

This selection of Dick Oulton’s photographs, which reveals the commercial and vernacular imperatives of his production, showcases the idiosyncratic power of his images.

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