141205 Garage - matthew piers robertson • photography writing creative toronto

For various reasons I have a certain affinity for parking garages.

I don't drive, and never have, but am fascinated by the space that cars take up in the city. The building where I live has a spacious and largely vacant underground garage. It dates from the 1970's, when the street in front was about to be turned into an inner-city expressway, but transportation and demographics have fundamentally changed since then. 

Having a large disused space with interesting lines and textures comes in handy when I want to experiment with different techniques. These were taken with my Sigma DP3 Merrill and a flash on a TTL cable, letting me choose how much of the ambient light to let through to the final image. The nice thing about having a camera with a leaf shutter is that I can do this in full sun as well – when I choose to go back up into daylight.

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