Going different directions underground.


Blue and Red

#1 of a set of five images developed from a single raw file.

This was taken during a Black Light photography workshop at my club. Black light makes fluorescent colours, well, fluoresce. So black light photography involves nothing more complicated than photographing reflective or translucent subjects surrounded by fluorescing fluorescent cardboard. A number of approved shiny metal and glass objects were provided for the purpose.

I stayed on-message for some of the night, but my favourite photos are all from the time I spent photographing the reflections on an aluminum roll-down shutter.





Pale Blue

#5 of a set, taken in the same night as the previous photos "background," "connection," and "open nights."



After following the crowd for a while, I'd then go 180 degrees in the exact opposite direction. It always worked for me, but then again, I'm very lucky.
- Elliott Erwitt



I80, 19 September 2007.



Stairs down to the underground starting the longest fare-paid walk in the Toronto transit system.

Kendal street at Spadina road.


Open Nights

Bloor and Spadina.

This photo is an example of the power of photoshop.
The camera is at the corner of the intersection, looking back at the building, which is a normal structure composed of right angles and square corners.
Without photoshop, the windows would have been hopelessly over-exposed.

I have broken the links to hundreds and hundreds of photos, which will take a long time to repair. The workaround is to replace "photo.matthewpiers" in the link URL with "matthewpiers.smugmug". Awkward, but only temporary.

This is happening because I have revamped matthewpiers dot com. More of what I write and photograph will be going there, so check it out as well.

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