Saturday, January 10, 2009

'Empty City'

While I was interested in the 'urban dowry' of this city, from cars to streetlights, have the sole position of subjects, this photograph has always evoked very creative and different reactions from other people.
My favourite is the idea from another photographer that this was the perfect tourist 'backdrop' and that people with Hawaiian shirts, Tilley hats, a camera around their neck and a map could walk right into it for a photograph at any point. There are no other people to date the photograph with fashion styles, and the streetcar is iconically Toronto. While this actually was no part of my intent, I love that interpretation of such a commercial use for an empty city photo.

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