Sunday, 24 February 2013

George Socka Mash-Up of King Street. 1927 and Now!

George Socka's historic 1927 King St. near the Royal Alexander Theatre, Toronto
Photographer George Socka on the streets of Toronto
A friend of mine, videographer / photographer George Socka, has developed a mash-up technique for historic and modern Toronto streetscape photographs. His works will soon be on display here in Toronto.
What George does is find old B&W archival pictures from the last century and then takes his camera  out onto the street to make history of his own.  He finds  where an old photograph was taken and then retakes the picture from the same spot and angle using modern digital photographic equipment. Back in his studio he does a mash-up of old and new, black and white, film and digital. Amazing results. His Toronto pictures are going to be part of a new free exhibition at Todmorden Mills here in the Big Smoke. 
Above is one of his streetscape mash-ups taken on King Street near the Royal Alex. 
What follows  is a listing I will soon be sending out about George's mash-ups and the Citscapes free exhibition.

Beach Photo Club presents Toronto Cityscapes

The Exhibition: 19 photographers from the Beach Photo Club will be taking over the Papermill gallery at Todmorden Mills on Pottery Road from February 27 to March with a collection 45 images of Toronto Cityscapes. This exhibition features works that explore all of the beauty that Toronto landscape has to offer.

Dates and Times: February 27 to March 10, 2013
Reception: Saturday March 2, 2013 2 pm to 4 pm
Gallery hours: Saturday, Sunday 12 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12 - 4 pm
Monday, Tuesday Closed

Photo artists include: Adam Tatarnic, Andrew Oliver, Anthony George, Catherine Mackinnon, Chris Borcsok, David Sweeney, Deborah Ryan, George Socka, Jennifer Vieira, Joanne Quinn, John Wallace, Jude Marion, Mark Kremblewski , Maureen Littlewood, Michael McAuley, Randy Rebolos, Robert Greatrix, Sarah Boutilier, and Selby Shanly. Images will be available for sale by the artists.

About the Beach Photo Club:
The Beach Photo Club's mandate is to promote members interest and knowledge of photography, to provide activities and services as agreed by the members and to promote the appreciation and participation in the photographic Arts website

About the Papermill Gallery: Set in the scenic Don Valley, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site is a complex of historic buildings which were once part of the small industrial community of Todmorden. Today the site consists of two historic millers' homes dating from the early
19th century, the Brewery building and the recently renovated Papermill Theatre and Gallery. Access is from Pottery Road off Bayview Extension, or south off Broadview Avenue


Contact Andre Oliver for more information