DescriptionImagekind B&W Photography Contest 1st Place
Cornered by strips of freeways and barren construction lands the confined site would soon be lost to the redundancies of urban planning, doing little to reflect its Genius Loci; its title 'The Last to Fall' stresses on the inevitability and irreversibility of suburbanization.
An element of time comes into play through the alternate meanings of 'last' and 'fall'; expressing a desire to outlive the summer in a bleak tone, as its disappearance was as sure to happen as the change of seasons - a metaphoric notion to be explored by the viewer, delivering a personal experience beyond the image's documentary value.
Nicholas Cheung, Toronto Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement Photographer whose education and interest lies in the fields of architecture and history. Sees each image as both being a representation and misrepresentation, and in that view, searches for freedom of interpretation in the greyness produced by indefinite meanings. Works primarily with various traditional film formats incorporated into a digital workflow.