On my photo walks, I often give myself a challenge to help focus (ahem) the work. The Saturday I shot this image, my self-direction was “What accumulates.” Statement. Not a question. I roamed my usual stretch of UTW King Street finding accumulations of snow, water, graffiti, posters, people. I found this grotesquely intriguing image out front of Beta. It was a bucketful of spit, lipstick, fingerprints, and brand selection. Evidence of human life.
This is Waterloo.