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A photography journey of Toronto. A show for people who love Toronto, its neighbourhoods & want to explore it all in one place.
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Who

I am taking the plunge into the world of art photography with my first solo show, in Toronto. Created, designed, curated by me, I hope to showcase my love of everything Toronto and photography. This show is a story, a storybook being told within the book cover of a gallery.
I am moved by the mundane, the broken, the discarded, the simple, forgotten and unseen. I hope to show the beauty of all that in the context of photography in Toronto. 

The Story

In the shallow sleep of dawn, Toronto may appear to be sleeping. But look closer in those early morning hours. You may discover just like I did, Toronto never really sleeps, full of shipping, packing, hustle…or that in some places it's fast asleep, calm and serene.

a journey through time
a journey through time

Toronto is beautiful in all its parks, rivers, lake, industry, coloured graffiti streets. We may know Toronto, but don’t really see it. For the past few years, I have traveled daily, by bike or running shoes, all throughout the city of Toronto in the early dawn hours, and discovered many beautiful, serene, decrepit, forgotten, industrial, worn, and interesting areas that could only be captured with my phone - due to the time and place. I took the constraints of the small iPhone and the time of early dawn (5am to 10am) to access places not available for traditional public photography: salt depots, train yards, shipping yards, railways, cargo terminals, food terminals, the airport, and everywhere in between. A smart phone in hand allowed me to capture moments of time anywhere, at anytime. 

Toronto on the run - standing still in time. This show is for people who love Toronto, its neighbourhoods and want to explore it all in one place.

documentary on the run, discovering the city one dawn at a time
documentary on the run, discovering the city one dawn at a time

Showcased Gallery Chapters:

  • Industry Grows 
  • Graffiti Corner 
  • Urban Decay 
  • Celebrate the City 
  • The Sun Also Rises...
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show prep
sunrises on glass
sunrises on glass

Risks and challenges

The risks lie in the world of prints and putting together a large show such as this... and getting the word out.

Art - what is it, if it is not seen?

As my first solo show, journeying into telling a story to the world, through my photographs, the greatest risk is not reaching many eyes and ears.

This is a story of Toronto. The challenge is finding enough people to hear my story.

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    Pledge CA$ 3 or more About $2

    1 Digital Postcard of your choice from show.
    4x6"
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    1 Digital photo file of your choice from show.
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    1 entry into draw for your choice of canvas or print on foamcore from the show.
    Draw will be held on April 15, 2016

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    How to document best! with a smartphone - Photography Tutorial, via online or phone call
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    behind the scenes photos/related photos or detailed story of photo of your choice.
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    1 Digital photo file of your choice from show.
    11x17 or 12x16" 300 DPI
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    1 - 11x17 or 12x16" 300DPI high lustre photo paper print of your choice from the show, shipped directly to you or your office.
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    Photo Walk in the city of Toronto!!!
    Let's explore the city and find interesting ways to document the journey.
    2 hour event
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    2 Digital photo files of your choice from show.
    11x17 or 12x16" 300 DPI
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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $191

    SPONSOR Art Supporter
    Honourable mention of name/company of support and donation at the opening reception February 18th, 2016 and online, in our social media campaigns via Twitter, instagram, and Facebook

    and
    1 - 11x17 or 12x16" 300DPI high lustre photo paper print of your choice
    or
    1 - 11x17 or 12x16" 300DPI canvas photo print of your choice

    and
    2 Digital photo files of your choice from show.
    11x17 or 12x16" 300 DPI
    emailed directly to you.

    shipped directly to you or your office.

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    GOLD SPONSOR Art Supporter

    Official show sponsor - acknowledgement and recognition.

    Honourable mention of name/company of support and donation at the opening reception February 18th, 2016 and online, in our social media campaigns via Twitter, instagram, and Facebook

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    1 - 11x17 or 12x16" 300DPI high lustre photo paper print of your choice
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    1 - 11x17 or 12x16" 300DPI canvas photo print of your choice

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    3 Digital photo files of your choice from show.
    11x17 or 12x16" 300 DPI
    emailed directly to you.

    shipped directly to you or your office.

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