Doors Open Toronto is coming back again. This always elicits feelings of exploration and a desire to learn more about my city. Ever since I visited a broken and dilapidated home near my friend’s cottage when I was younger, and especially after I transferred pictures onto my computer, I’ve been in love with urban exploration photography.
Now, I know that Doors Open doesn’t really take anyone into broken down or forgotten buildings in the city, but exploring always makes me think about taking it to the furthest possible extreme.
Constant reading of BlogTo doesn’t help very much, especially gems like these: Portraits in Toronto
Or even the regular trolling of groups like these.
Despite the fact that the buildings explored by these intensely interesting explorers are not likely safe, and it’s completely against the law, I can’t help but continually be attracted to these ideas of exploring, excitement, and beauty in Toronto’s forgotten places.
I worry that something tame like Doors Open might actually prove disappointing compared to beautifully staged and miraculously accidental photos by urban explorers.
Hopefully someday I’ll be able to feed my fetish through more than just other peoples pictures.
What I would want the most, however, is to not only walk through some of these places, but to have portraits of myself in these places.