The Daily Photoist: John and Mary
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The Daily Photoist: John and Mary

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!
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We spent quite a bit of time yesterday surfing the photo stream of Toronto photographer UrticaDioica (Alexandra T). There’s a fascinating range to her work, some images are artistically manipulated and collaged in Photoshop, others more straightforward pics. In either case there’s a professional confidence in all her work. Which brings us to this photo of a junk shop window.
Here, using a couple of mannequins, a gold mirror, and a reflection, she’s created an photo of the iconic holy trinity.
And there’s much else you could read from this — the symbolic elements are all here: the barely-there figure of John, the naked Jesus baby at the centre of attention, the spirit of Mary hovering over him, or Him, as it were, in that great holy mirror — a hodgepodge raised to divine status?
Or should we say, religion reduced to junk-shop clutter?

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