So I’m volunteering at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition this year and after hauling numerous valuables in the rain and drying off whilst stuffing pamphlets, I then spent hours perusing some truly captivating works of art. If you’re in town I highly suggest hitting up Nathan Phillips Square.
Personal favourites include:
David Ray Alexander
Thomas J. Suh
And, my favourite of favourites, Steven Beckly.
I think what I loved the most about Beckly’s work was the quiet intimacy and the subdued colours. I also thought he had some really interesting compositions that immediately draw you in to the image. But he also had a great set up with reasonably priced pieces and also smaller fun things like buttons and mini packages of limited photo sets. Things that poor art-loving girls like me can buy (and kinda want to make).
I have to admit, his work inspired the photo I posted today. He vaguely reminded me of other photographer favourites of mine Madi Ju and Patrick Tsai from their MLDD days. Just a bit though.
Oh, this made me smile and forget that I was soaking in the rain for 4hrs today.