Riding In Traffic
For the past 9 years and 3 bodies of work – Light Signatures, Convergent and now Sidelong, I have captured all the source material while peddling my bicycle in Toronto traffic. When I tell people this they are mostly surprised – and afraid.
Doing this places the viewer right in the midst of great activity. Shooting from within traffic as it moves is essential to the experience. I believe our principle interaction with the city is founded on movement. The city houses the greatest quantity of concentrated human activity, more than anywhere else on earth – a hive. This great density of human activity has a multiplicative effect on creativity and ingenuity.