Steve Carty has been making pictures for a living since 1992 and is known internationally for his talent in portraiture. His notable portraits include the likes of Pharell, Roger Moore, Phil Collins and Thom Yorke. His most recent series, titled Lightworkers, was part of the featured Hermann & Audrey exhibit for this year’s CONTACT Photography festival and was created in collaboration with well known painters SKAM, John Todd and Kwame Delfish.
For Life Cycles, Carty chose to make his childhood SKYLINE MX the focus of his exhibit contribution. Little did he know that he would be shooting his ACTUAL childhood bike. That’s right, much to Carty’s surprise, collector Valentine Tomlinson had somehow over the past 20 years acquired Carty’s actual childhood whip.
In honour of the charity benefiting from the exhibit, The REMIX Project, Carty produced a tribute 3 photos where he fused together multiple shots of the same bike. He chose to set his collection against Toronto graffiti to honour all the stories this vintage ride had lived over the years.
Life Cycles runs until June 20th at 52 McCaul Street in Toronto. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday.
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