The ice storm knocked out power and heat for as much as six days for many people in the city of Toronto during the later part of December, 2013. It is a winter storm most people won’t forget.
Homelessness and poverty are an enormous social problems, which will not disappear. Many people suffer from unemployment, mental illness, disability, disease, bad luck, preventing them from earning a living. Most people who walk past a panhandler or homeless person will ignore them, as if trash on the street.
It is my view that we must all be compassionate. In other words, we must become aware of other peoples pain and and suffering, and then provide assistance to reduce or end their despair. How can a person assist the homeless? Share some of your pocket change.
These photographs were shot between 2012 and 2015, as part of a documentary project.
Street photography is an art form. It involves taking candid, unplanned, unposed photographs of people engaged in various activities on the street, such as smoking a cigarette, riding a bike, read a newspaper.
The street is any public place, such as a mall, street, park, beach, amusement park, festival, parade.
Street photography is much like social documentary. The photographer records what he or she feels is interesting– a fleeting moment, facial expression, gesture…
During the summer of 2013, 2014, 2015, and spring of 2016, I strolled along the city streets of Toronto, and captured my impressions of urban life.
To see more of my work on street photography, please visit Street Photography Toronto