The city...

This isn't so much a retrospective, as a collection of mostly street photos set to music... I apologize in advance for the music - I am afraid it became something of a forgone conclusion a couple months ago and I need to exorcise the demon ;p

music: "You Belong to the City" by Glenn Fry (altho' my iTunes library is crediting Original Movies Orchestra for some reason)

As I watch so many of my fellow 365-ers complete their year, it occurred to me that I have never approached 365 as a project - something with a start, middle and end... to me, this site seamlessly glided into my life and it is difficult to imagine it simply stopping... I have met so many wonderfully talented, knowledgeable and fun photographers here... I have learned so much - mostly about how much I don't know...

Thank you Ross for creating this site and allowing this wonderful community to evolve... and thanks to all of you (including a number of folks who no longer post here) who have encouraged me, taught me, laughed with me and supported me over the past year... may there be many more photo days to come!


Congrats! I've really enjoyed your photos
January 1st, 2013  
Oh I remember so many of these and it's great to view them all like this. What a wonderful collection. I admire your work so much and have very much appreciated your support of my fledgling beginnings. Hoping for a great 2013 for you!
January 1st, 2013  
This is terrific. You photos are just wonderful, I especially like your B&W street shots
January 1st, 2013  
I didn't know you could post a video on here. How did you do that? Awesome job, by the way!
January 1st, 2013  
Hip, hip, hooray for many photo days to come!
January 1st, 2013  
Awesome.... you really are a master at BW street shots... they're just amazing. The music was perfect :) Fav from me!
January 1st, 2013  
Agree with you in seeing that 365 is not just a project "...with a start, middle and end... to me, this site seamlessly glided into my life and it is difficult to imagine it simply stopping..." Loving the photos on your slideshow and I often find these so hard to watch. Reminds me a liitle of Koyaanisquatsi, but with much better photos and music. For me this is for an album showing an incredible year of work as a whole or an ouevre. Really big, big fav.

Now what is that really cool piece of music
January 1st, 2013  
Congrats....and totally agree with you! I love your shots, you show a great side of Toronto and life, even when you show the downsides!
January 1st, 2013  
@istacy1011 tx Stacy... when you are on the upload page, there is a spot at the bottom to include a link to a youtube video... so first you have to load it to youtube... then you link to 365...
January 1st, 2013  
@northy Ah, thank you!
January 1st, 2013  
Love the slide show (and the music choice) !
A talented street photographer use their camera to share their vision of a city and it's people. A vision that is always respectful, even when the image is powerful and sometimes confronting. Ms Northy, you have a great body of work that you can be very proud of. Congratulations on a great 2012 project! :))
January 1st, 2013  
Haha, excellent Northy! That song always takes me back to Miami Vice, love it! Fave for me!
January 1st, 2013  
Phenomenal addition to the ongoing project with no beginning or end.
FAV
January 1st, 2013  
Sue
What a wonderful collection Northy! Thank you so much for your support & like you I haven't seen this a a project with a beginning, middle & end. I hope this means you will continue into year2. Absolute Fav for me!
January 1st, 2013  
What a great video of your year's work! A lot to be proud of! Inspiring! And I think the song was perfect... and I do like Glenn Fry!
January 1st, 2013  
Congratulations ----excellent collections,BRAVO !!:)
January 1st, 2013  
Lyn
Oh, Northy. . .what a pleasure to see all of these wonderful shots again. I love that I can watch and listen, and think, "Oh!! I remember THAT one!" It is so heartwarming to feel that kind of connection. Thank you for all of your kind words and encouragement in my year. . .and I do so hope that you'll be back in some way. +F
January 1st, 2013  
it has been a joy watching your evolution this year.... you've come a long way, baby!
January 1st, 2013  
Fav! Love having the collection like this. You, beautiful photographer, rock! Yay for 365!
January 1st, 2013  
A HUGE Congratulations for finishing your year!! You're pictures are absolutely stunning! You have been such a big inspiration to me and many others! I do hope you are planning on sticking around, I will really miss your daily posts as I look forward to seeing your pictures everyday! It has been wonderful getting to know you through your work. Congrats again! :) Hope to see ya around! xo
January 1st, 2013  
Beautifyul compilation of your work.
January 1st, 2013  
Wohoooo! Congrats on #365! I'm So glad your sticking around! I can't imagine my 365 life without you ;) Happy New Year, Northy! Now let's drink up! :P
January 1st, 2013  
Well these look really great together you really captured a time and place. Congrats on a wonderful project and happy new year.
January 1st, 2013  
Fabulous Northy. You really have a great collection of work there. You have a fantastic eye for light and lines, especially street shots. I think my all time favourite is the one in the cafe where the man is silhouetted in the doorway. I can't imagine just "ending" this project cold turkey - it would be like I had forgotten something really important everyday. Fav.
January 1st, 2013  
Happy New Year!
You've created an impressive body of work. Congrats. :)
January 1st, 2013  
You are such a talented lady. I thoroughly enjoy seeing your shots and really hope you decide to continue. Congratulations and a very Happy New Year xx
January 1st, 2013  
Happy New Year! i loved watching your project and wished I would bring a camera with me downtown. For Christmas I ordered a smaller camera to do exactly that! We still need to meet up in 2013 - for landscape or a city shoot. ;-)
January 1st, 2013  
I kind of share your feeling of the 365. To me it is just a log of my journey through life. Not a yearly catalog of photos. Thanks for the tour of your city. :-)
January 1st, 2013  
Happy new year
January 1st, 2013  
LOVE!!!
January 1st, 2013  
@russianblue tx Kass... happy new year to you too! we should plan for both a city photo walk and a landscape shoot for this year... there's quite a few 365-ers in and around Toronto - perhaps we ought to plan a meet up :)
January 1st, 2013  
omg northy, this is pure genius. It encapsulates your style and vision so well! And that song makes me nostalgic for the 80's!
January 1st, 2013  
Congratulations on completing a full year, Northy!
Very well made slideshow, you really excel at street photography!
Happy New Year, are you planning on sticking around in 2013?
January 1st, 2013  
Congrats on your 366. You created a lovely collection of images.
January 1st, 2013  
Congratulations on reaching this milestone. You have a portfolio to be proud of.
January 1st, 2013  
Congrats and fabulous video!! I have enjoyed all of your work!
January 1st, 2013  
Excellent. How fun to see all of your shots together and to music. Congratulations. An excellent body of work.
January 1st, 2013  
congratulations on reaching this milestone. incredible, isn't it? thank you for being here, i learned some things from you that i would never have probably learned from anyone or anywhere else. i love it that you're here. we'll meet up soon! :-)
January 2nd, 2013  
Congratulations on a completion of a wonderful 365 project! as a mom to 3 boys also, I admire your creative perseverance, dedication and your sense of humor to this project. I am so happy you are around for another year. I am looking forward to seeing your creative eye this coming year!
January 2nd, 2013  
I am so happy you are staying! I gain constant inspiration from your work. Happy New Year.
January 2nd, 2013  
@northy Yes, let's make it happen this year. I have a few weekends free in the coming months.
January 2nd, 2013  
Sorry I missed this from the other day...I am perpetually behind these days. Are you going to continue? I hope so. I am losing more than half of my favorite people come this new year. A beautiful montage of your year and nice memories for all of us that have followed.
January 2nd, 2013  
@newbie tx Stacey... yes... i am planning on continuing... altho' trying to not be quite so obssessive... we'll see how that goes
January 2nd, 2013  
Congrats Northy! Wonderful collection of photos
January 2nd, 2013  
Thanks for this...got to see quite a few 'new to me' shots since I'm not on here very much!
January 3rd, 2013  
Amazing! Love the collection you've shared here and you have really inspired me to try some more street photography! Congratulations on completing your first year! Looking forward to seeing where 2013 takes you! Oh...and this is a total Fav!
January 3rd, 2013  
This is fantastic Northy. I worked over New Year, then got sick, so just catching up.
The music you chose is perfect for your photos. Fav for me so I can go back and easily find it to watch it again.
I finished year one yesterday, just need to fine tune my video to start year two!
January 3rd, 2013  
Gorgeous!! I view the "project" in the same way - I just started taking photos on May 1, 2010, and never looked back :) It has become a huge part of my life now and I wouldn't change it!
January 3rd, 2013  
Phenomenal collection! Your street shots just continue to amaze me. Fav
January 3rd, 2013  
What a wonderful compilation! Fav! I look forward to a whole lot more! The 'wow factor' in your shots is so high, the hit rate unbelievable! Street Photographer No 1, that's you!. Happy New Year!
January 3rd, 2013  
Great shots and a lovely slide show. I had so much fun making one too, I think its a great way to view your work from the year.
January 3rd, 2013  
Vee
Wonderful slide show! You should be absolutely be proud!
January 4th, 2013  
I am in awe of your street photography. Congratulations on finishing your year 1 project!!
January 4th, 2013  
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