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.
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.
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.
Showcased Gallery Chapters:
- Industry Grows
- Graffiti Corner
- Urban Decay
- Celebrate the City
- The Sun Also Rises...
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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