Manifesto & 1LOVETO have partnered to present the first official “6IX x 6″ Photography Exhibit as part of the Manifesto Festival’s “Common Ground” Art Show. The exhibit is on Sunday, September 20th at the Super Wonder Gallery (876 Bloor St W.) and features 6 of Toronto’s top Instagram shooters. We got the chance to ask our very own Instagram contributor @mr.jobeezy six questions as part of our interview series. See below…
What part of Toronto (GTA) are you from/Where do you live in Toronto (GTA)?
I’m from the east side of Toronto, Scarborough.
What is your favourite thing about where you live or the part of the city you are from?
My favourite aspect of where I’m from is the cultural diversity. I love how the community is able to come together and support each other’s endeavours.
How have you seen art and creativity directly impact the area of the city you live in?
There are a lot of many talented and artistic people from Scarborough. So much that it has translated to something a lot of these artist do for a living. They have utilized their art to represent how they live and tell their story.
What do you think that you as a photographer brings to the table that is different than other artists and is your identifying trait?
I try to keep my photography relatable at most. At times I like to take it a step further and get creative with my shots in order to tell a story or bring out an emotion.
What particular image that you have photographed has been the most striking to you and why?
An image that strikes me the most is of a suspension bridge with the fog. I planned to shoot at that location on a rainy day. The best part about it was my family came along on that exploration to experience how I explore. So that shot is particularly special to me.
Why is it important for you to take part in the 6ix by 6 exhibit at Manifesto festival?
It’s important to be involved in a festival like Manifesto. It is a humbling experience because it gives me an opportunity to show the love I have for the city through imagery.
For more info about the “6IX x 6″ Photography Exhibit, CLICK HERE.