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!
Some photographers view Photoshop manipulation — especially when an image is as heavily distorted as the one above — as a sort of cheating. (And there’s certainly a lot of terrible Photoshop work out there to support this argument… ) But we think that Photoshop, like any tool, can be used for both evil AND good.
In the case of this grungy image by Torontoist Flickr member JaMmCat (Air`leth Aodhfin), the Photoshop manipulations give this photo a cool, grimy, pulp-fiction edge — further enhanced by the Bukowski book and the JD. This one image is part of a larger “Guinevere” series by the photographer. Worth checking out.