Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
Toronto photographer Metrix X (Ryan) has contributed more images to the Torontoist Flickr Group than any other person. The wide range of high-quality images he’s added to our pool is reason enough to choose him for The Daily Photoist.
But it was this particular image that caught our eye. For most of us, we’d look at this scene and probably ignore a dumpster and discarded recliner. With careful composition and framing, Metrix X captures an intriguing tableau. The vibrant colour is really quite awesome. We love the small details — the snow on the seat of the chair, the umbrella atop the dumpster, the way the graffiti unifies the various elements. (For tech spec buffs, this was shot with an envy-inducing 28mm f1.8 lens.)