Saturday, January 2, 2010
I mentioned in an earlier post that there were some great pieces of public art, and shortly after I wrote that I discovered this fine fellow in the financial district. And then in true Scott fashion, I decided to capture just a section of it. I tend to see something as most people do, and probably as the original artist intended, and then I try to look at it differently, or focus on a particular part. Now you get to create in your mind how you picture the rest of the elephant, the surroundings, and whatever else comes to mind. It is such a wonderful process, isn't it?
Friday, January 1, 2010
Thursday, December 31, 2009
This is the second of the two Honourable mentions I received for The City of Toronto photo contest. It was Titled "Spring in St. James Park", and the category was city parks.
I love to take shots of water in various forms. Still, moving, rippled, splashes, reflections, and in this case raindrops. Much like weathered wood, peeling paint, and rust, I like how water can become abstract. Finding beauty or interest in unconventional things.
Printed, framed and hung, they often look spectacular. In my opinion anyways...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This is one of two photos that I received an honourable mention for in a photo contest held by the City of Toronto. I submitted around 64 images over a few month period, and recently found out I had placed 2nd and had two honourable mentions.
This photo was titled "Layers", and was taken in the Historic Distillery District. It is a segment of an old metal hatch that time, and weather have caused the paint to peel, and create multiple layers. It was also one of my early photos of urban decay, and the results helped spur me on to capture all things weathered, worn, and rusting.
I will post my other honourable mention when I find it amongst my few thousand photo files. :)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
As I have mentioned, architecture and architectural details are high on my list of subjects to photograph. This is an example of the type of details I think go by unnoticed in this city. There is so much fine detail in many of our older, and heritage buildings, and I hope to show you over time some of the ones that have caught my eye. In many cases, such as this shot, they are not just simply details, but they are stories. They tell us stories of society, commerce, art, industry, or simply what was in fashion at the time the building was built. Clearly this building was built during the Art Deco period.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
This is one of my urban texture shots I absolutely love. I am fascinated how time and weather create art out of man made objects. This brick wall was on Queen Street west, and it stopped me in my tracks. I took a couple shots of the wall, but this was by far my favorite, and it now hangs on my apartment wall.
It will be one of many texture shots, as I simply can not resist rust, peeling paint, and weathered wood. I hope to put a collection together of such items some day.