Joliette Staircase, Montreal by Chris Shepherd
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From the series “Underground”
Mounted to archival substrate
Framed in white with Museum Glass
Edition of 10
Toronto based artist Chris Shepherd uses the medium of photography to document and make sense of the ever-changing world around us. His approach to the image is directed by composition, colour and form and largely influenced by contemporary architecture, painting and sculpture. For the past decade, Shepherd has focused on capturing urban and pedestrian life in isolated moments of tranquility. Empty subway platforms, vacant storefronts, forgotten industrial spaces, or simply the abandoned nooks and crannies of ordinary spaces all become subjects of interest. Recently Shepherd has delved deeper into the practice of picture taking and has become fascinated with picture making. His distinctive street photography is now complimented by studio work that continues to explore composition, colour and form while simultaneously experimenting with the art of photography and the physical photograph as an object. Shepherd’s work has been exhibited across North America, and is included in major corporate collections in Canada.
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Chris Shepherd: Waiting - Eye Weekly, June 2010
Picture and a thousand words - The Toronto Star, June 2010
Toronto: Waiting & Watching - Magenta, May 2010