Streets of Toronto by Matthew Wylie
Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with almost 50% of its population foreign born. As such, the richness of its streets – from inhabitants, architecture, and city life – creates such a palette for the eye on any given day. The city is truly a tone poem.
Shooting quickly and usually from the hip, I focus on single subjects in the attempt to isolate and accentuate a moment and I do not focus on captures that will lead the viewer to an obvious story. I want only to provide the impetus for one, which the viewer, not I, can tell.
The following photographs are meant not to encapsulate Toronto’s richness or diversity, but simply to provide an impression, from the hip, of her streets, her people, and the possibility of her narratives.
“To read fiction means to play a game by which we give sense to the immensity of things that happened, are happening, or will happen in the actual world.” – Umberto Eco