Harry Enchin merges images from the City of Toronto archives with contemporary shots of the same locale for a series of unique timescapes. At the corner of King and Yonge (above), a Red Rocket streetcar noses past a news stand selling the defunct Toronto Evening Telegram.
A mural for CBC TV’s host George Stroumboulopoulos South side of Queen Street West near Simcoe.
Just as the “old” images were originally captured with photographic tools of the day, the “new” images are captured digitally. The viewer can easily see the changeover of decades; the montage photographs retain reference points of familiar landmarks, establishments, and roads. -From Toronto Transformed
Enchin is a self-taught photographer living in Toronto. An exhibition of his works opens April 28 at akasha art projects, part of the CONTACT annual festival of photography.
Harry Enchin’s website, here.