“Well?”, I said to myself on Monday. “Well, what?”, I shot back. “Well, are we taking the polecam to Toronto for this 3-day trip?” Sigh. “1. Cumbersome. 2. May not use it. 3. How tolerant of downtown DIY surveillance did you say Toronto was?” “Unacceptable! We’re taking it! Picasso said, ‘Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.’ So, it’s going, and we’re shooting.”
Arrived at the Strathcona on York at Wellington: 4:40. Perfect 2nd floor room looking over York St. Window cam set up 4:45. Lots of foot-mobiles rolling. Perfect.
Polecam on the street 5:16.
Up she goes. East side of York, south of Wellington.
Power on. Frame it up.
Sandwiched myself safely between a garbage can on the north side, and…
a newspaper box on the south side.
Nice and tight 5-foot pinch point to channel traffic right under the camera, between the garbage can and this wall. Nice even light. Took frames at 5-second intervals.
I originally intended to present these photos in landscape orientation, but when I tried them in portrait, it got me thinking about the connotations of travelling up and down. Maybe the commuters are now falling toward their trains home, exhausted from the day. Or walking back down the hill in some sisyphean loop.
Fun fact: greater percentage of people look up than in Waterloo, but absolutely *nobody* stopped to ask questions. I’m really very friendly. Smiled slightly: enough to appear pleasant; not so much as to appear dangerous.
I have no idea.
Then my buddy Mike (left) came by to real me in for dinner.