Hidden Toronto (book)

Hidden Toronto (second edition – 2018) features a selection of hidden infrastructure locations in Toronto and the surrounding area, including bridges, drains and rooftops where graffiti and street art is painted away from peering eyes. Many of the locations are off the map and can be found with some searching or luck. I documented these spaces, and the artwork painted on them because they are known and enjoyed by an extremely narrow circle of graffiti artists, a handful of photographers, and the odd individuals who can find these spaces. These locations have a unique character and the artists who work here take advantage of the serenity and isolation afforded by these surreal landscapes sometimes just 100m away from busy roadways.

The second edition of Hidden Toronto is expanded with many more photos and will be available for a lower price then the original hard cover was. Some of the material from the first edition will appear in this book as well as newer and more classic material from my archive. Pre-orders will include one free 8×10 print of an image featured in the book for the first 30 backers. There will also be a 2 photo give away contest as well.

Kathy has documented Graffiti in the city of Toronto since 1994 and has an extensive archive documenting the work from the first generation before the scene exploded in the mid 1990s.

The Second edition of Hidden Toronto is due out in mid 2018 and will have a forward by one of Toronto’s first writers, Sady Ducros.

 

The first edition of Hidden Toronto featured a selection of hidden infrastructure locations in Toronto, including bridges, drains and rooftops where graffiti has sprung up. Many of the locations are off the map and can be found with some searching or luck. Some of them are right downtown under foot, others are on the edge of greater Toronto area. I decided to showcase these spaces, and the artwork painted on them because they exist in an extremely narrow circle of composed of graffiti artists, a few photographers, and the odd individuals who either live in the surrounding areas. These environments have a unique character and the artists who work here take advantage of the serenity and isolation afforded by these surreal landscapes sometimes just 100m away from busy roadways.

Released : First Edition, April 2013 – OUT OF PRINT
Hardcover, 8.74 x 11.25 59pp
ISBN : 978-0-9917777-0-9
Photo book format with 52 images
$65