Stephen Waddell’s photographs of street scenes
and solitary figures reflect his interest in the figure
of the flâneur and his search for the mythical in the
everyday. His images of people in the
stairwells of the Berlin subway resemble the
hundreds of people we may pass in any given day
in Toronto. Without any apparent trace of intrusion,
they provide a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of
anonymous individuals in urban environments
across the globe. Revealing beauty in sameness
and pleasure in difference, they are tributes to
urban living and the plight of the solitary individual.
The installation of Waddell's photographs in St.
Andrew subway station, opposite a series of
images by British photographer Stephen Gill, sheds
light on the intertwined forces of autonomy and
dependence in contemporary urban life.
Artist Lecture May 15 - see PROGRAMS >