I finished up the last round of portrait photography in the middle of March and now I’m meeting participants one on one to talk about their chosen location. My bicycle has been taken on 4 journeys around Toronto. We’ve been very lucky with the weather for some photo shoots whilst other times needed to be rescheduled.
On the first weekend of April I journeyed with Lee to Kensington market nice and early on Sunday morning. Lee’s shots consisted of the colorful street art and alleyways of Kensington. We took some snaps of the sculptural gardens and installations along the way too. That same afternoon I travelled to Dundas West to meet Jess and photograph the bike trail that she lives near and also taught a friend to cycle on. Regardless of where you travel to in Toronto there’s been some outstanding, funky graffiti.
I’m fresh from a beautiful trip to the Don Valley with Marcus, we visited the bridge near to where he had many adventures as a child. Marcus pointed out parts of the landscape that has since been redeveloped into housing. The nature hasn’t changed too much, one could find deer footprints along the path by the water. Later in the afternoon I met Andrew, aka Pie and we cycled all the way out to the charming lighthouse at Leslie Spit. The view of Toronto was remarkable, you could see Hamilton, Mississauga and even a bit of the Scarborough Bluffs.
Yesterday, Christopher met me at Cherry Street BBQ and we cycled through the marina area to get a view of the CN Tower, skyline and boats in the water. Tina and I met in Jack Goodlad park where she showed me the trail that she enjoys that was part of her childhood. The were some beautiful lilac snowdrop close-ups beside the metal bridge over the railway that were a stunning surprise. We also flipped the camera over to take some unusual compositions of the landscape.
Friday the 14th is when I’ll meet John next 🙂 We’re heading to another bike path that is just 20min away from where I live, shame on me for never having been there before!