May 21, 2013

The Whole Story–Photo by Roger Yip

The Whole StoryI'm glad I asked photographer Roger Yip the story behind his image.  I would never have guessed where this man was working.  Read The Whole Story and see if you guessed right.

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The Photograph

© Roger Yip

The Whole Story

This photo was taken 60ft below the surface.  This steelworker is prepping rebar for a 40-foot concrete wall to support a subway station.   I was hired to document the construction of Toronto's new subway expansion.  This part of the site was not requested by my client, but I thought this scene was too good to pass up, so I took a shot with my iPhone.  This scene reminds of the famous black & white photos of New York steelworks taken during the construction of Rockefeller Center.


The Photographer

Roger YipRoger Yip - I am a commercial photographer based in Toronto, and have been since I completed my formal training in photography in 1991 at Ryerson University here in the city.  But my passion for photography started at age of 13, when I bought my first SLR.  I have always been interested in photographing people, not so much in formal portraits, but more candid portraits and human activities.  Though my commercial work occupies most of my time, my true passion in photography is shooting street photos.  I vacation a few times a year from commercial work to travel to other parts of the world to do street photography for myself.

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