The street art in Toronto – murals, graffiti – is worth a book on its own (I should check – it’s probably been done already).
Here is one solitary but quite lovely example – appropriately enough, high on a wall in a quiet downtown side-street.
I have been experimenting, in B&W, with some of the images I took after dark, in Etosha, hoping to suggest something of the elusiveness, silence, otherness you sense when creatures materialise out of the shadows, and go about their business, before melting back into the darkness again.
All of this is work towards an ‘at home’ that Rob and I are planning for the fall, when we will hold an open-house event to show some of my pictures, along with some of the artefacts we brought back with us from our trip in April to South Africa and Namibia: for those who are interested, there will be items for purchase. More importantly, however, there will be wine, and snacks, and an opportunity just to say hi, to reconnect, to chat and relax and enjoy the last of the late summer.
Here are what I think are the two strongest night images, so far.
Toronto’s Queen Street is one of those endlessly fascinating downtown streets – everything from the people to the graffiti to the shop windows and alley-ways entertain, amuse, and surprise the eye.
From the ‘photo a day’ series on Queen Street West, here are James Dean and Elvis.