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Present Past Book

The title Present Past is a play on words, showing what is present from the past as well as long lost past that is present in the newer images. The series also offers a different approach to a re-photographic survey.

What is a re-photographic survey?

It’s when a vintage photograph is recreated in present day. The key is to match the positioning of all the elements present in the vintage image.

Traditionally the two images are presented side by side for the viewer to compare the differences. This book takes a different approach to the final image. With painstaking attention to detail, the images presented in Present Past interweave vintage and newer images for a dynamic result.

Each vintage image has been researched and careful attention was paid when recreating them. Details such as time of day to match shadows, as well as angle and lensing, were critical to align architectural details.

The sequence of the images wanders from west to east starting along Bloor St and making its way down to the lakeshore. Included in the series are images of architecture that has long been lost as well as those that have stood the test of time. Interspersed with a few showing the changes in scenery or lifestyle through the years.

Captions accompany images to give insight into the history of architecture and changes that have occurred over time.

Explore parts of Toronto’s past and share the memories.

8.5" x 8.5" Paperback Edition
Premium Full Colour interior
135 Pages of Images with Detailed Captions

Perfect as a stocking stuffer.
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