Art

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New 2020 Toronto Sign: Is this Public Art Cool or Controversial?

How do you feel about the new Toronto sign? Some seem to like it. Some seem to hate it. Does the TO sign really need themed visual art layered on via a wrap? If so… What comes next?  Read on and let us know what you think. Comment on our Instagram post.  Photography by @mw_city_photography The…

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Interview with Toronto Photographer Paul Perrier (The Mask Portrait Series)

We are happy to have interviewed Toronto photographer Paul Perrier. The special series “The Mask” documents, via portrait photos, hundreds of people in the Toronto streets. It’s a stunning and gargantuan undertaking. We decided to create a special layout for this interview so we designed a page to showcase this project: https://tdotshots.com/pandemic-art-the-mask-toronto-street-portrait-photographer-paul-perrier/   Please take…

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Staying Inspired: Playing with Photography During the Pandemic

Article and photos by Jonathan Gazze——————- It’s the little details we see and the little moments we capture that make photography fun. Fleeting moments we may never experience again. The challenge during these unprecedented times, as an artist, is one of finding and taking advantage of opportunities. With a global pandemic underway, we are asked…

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Capturing Kindness During Crisis (Signs of the Times in Toronto)

Documenting Our Community and Covid-19 via Street Photography Article and images by Shawna Cohen aka @co.snaps Sleep while you still can, they told me. Kiss your career goodbye, they warned. Ah, the things you hear when you’re pregnant. Turns out, what I missed most after having a baby was simply brunching and wandering the city:…

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City of Toronto Launches Cherry Blossom Cam and Closes High Park

High Park Cherry Blossoms Are a Rite of Spring Looking forward to spring? So are we! And one longstanding tradition that we always look forward to are the cherry blossoms appearing around the city, particularly in High Park. High Park Crowds During the Bloom Every year I walk to the park from my home in…

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Photography: Basic Image Editing On A Street Shot In Adobe Lightroom

By Sayantan Basu “Covid 19” or Corona virus has people indoors a lot. As a photographer being quarantined is really challenging but I think we should accept this and strategize our next step accordingly to “make the most of the quarantine”. The thing I am doing these days is editing, which involves revisiting my old…

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Toronto Public Art: Yonge St. Clair Mural by Artist Jerry Rugg aka birdO

This mural at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto was created by artist Jerry Rugg (aka “birdO”) in cooperation with StreetARToronto (StART) – an organization supporting street artists in the city. Location: 1 St. Clair East at Yonge St. (just a few steps from the St. Clair TTC subway station). The art has two aspects…