Walking Toronto with a camera in my hand and an eye open for interesting angles and details.
26 May 2014
The other day a friend asked me what my passions were. I stammered and stuttered. I hadn’t really thought about it before and being somewhat verbally challenged, I had difficulty answering the question. Photography? Yes and no. Yes I like taking pictures but there is more to it than that.
I have always liked Toronto but I didn’t realize how many wonderful things there are about this city until I spent a few months away. It is a very camera friendly city, full of interesting locations. The natives are diverse yet friendly. I appreciate the relative safety of its streets and alleys as I walk almost anywhere without hesitation.
Life is made of stories. The stories we create for ourselves as well as the stories we want to share with others. Not every picture needs to tell a story but I find satisfaction from telling stories through a collection of photographs. The bigger picture and the details are both important.
More than anything else, I like being a part of the fabric of this city. As this blog evolves I have come to the conclusion that it’s not just photography and it’s not just Toronto that is my passion, but the interconnection between the two. How to use photography to tell some of the stories that Toronto has to share, stories large and small. There are places and events in Toronto that are familiar to most people, but this city has numerous ‘short stories’ that most of us, including me, don’t know about. One blog by one person can’t tell all the stories but I hope that I can at least contribute to the library as I explore and discover this great city.
I will continue adding to the blog as long as I continue walking and for as long as there are stories to tell. Let’s see what we can find!
My other blogs:
- caminandoPeru.wordpress.com about my time in Peru & Bolivia
- edgarsPOV.wordpress.com about my travelling companion Edgar & his friends
- Street art I have seen (Australia, Canada, Europe and USA)