29.9.07

faces in the alley

A few Saturdays ago, I took a stroll through the alleys south of Queen St. West in Toronto. I try to find street art in every city, and Toronto has some compelling alleys- virtual galleries of artwork showing a wide range of expression and styles. This time through, I related to the faces and characters, so I have named this tour Faces in the Alley. I hope you enjoy walking where I did. With my thanks to the talented street artists who created this world of characters...


Continue the tour here.

36 comments:

Jesse said...

Wow. Toronto is hip!

Queen and where?

FREEBIE CITY said...

they need to move this bins so those lovely ladies can be seen!

cool find!

Bobble Bee said...

Isn't that girl on the first pic looking like SJP a little bit??

simon said...

yes- pretty amazing

Dominique said...

Hi I discover your graph this morning and I enjoy it a lot. In paris I am shooting graph like you and I really appreciate to see your diaporama. It's huge !!! Apologize for my faults in english ...Have fun and I will be always happy to discover your new graph.
Sunny

j said...

For weeks now we have only been able to fleetingly fix on la Femme as she steals through the night shadows creeping with the cats in the dark allies (and the dark allies of her soul?) where others have aggressively expressed in spray with a repressed but necessary force. Here are gang tags – the signature of violent spirit stoked by a disenchanted culture – along with faces of ardor, passion, rage, abandon, rebellion, and beauty in a rampage of form and line and color.

“La Femme, which of these faces is yours?”

“They are all mine j. Life is creative only if it destructive. The new requires the end of the old.”

Juliet said...

those have tooked some time.

Annabelle said...

I love your picts. Really good work, I agree...thanks

Waverly said...

i especially like that little unicorn.

riz said...

wow that's really eerie in a pretty sort of way...

La Primavera said...

Yay she's back!

The G Manifesto said...

Toronto does have some dope Graffiti. I just went to Sydney, Australia and was surprised to see real dope art there as well. Cool pictures.

thetiniestspark said...

oo, i love me some graffiti art as well. i've been hunting in london.

so. we need to discuss this trip of yours to india in january?? why are you going to the land of my previous incarnation and where i've wanted to go forevvvvvvverrrrrrrrr???? just a vacation, or...?

and p.s., my blog is definitely back now. it's safe to say. : )

negrito said...

My dear friend,
If by chance you are in Paris on the 26th of October, I would really be happy to invite you to join me at the Rock Lit' party organized by the magazine Opium Europe for it's launch, at the réservoir in the 11th! We will there be able to share glass of wines while listening to cool bands and writers reading their texts, more details on my blog : http://www.a12g.com

Many kisses
King Negrito

The Stiletto Effect said...

I like graffiti's very much! Its art :) the good ones of course!

M said...

yay for my hometown!!

Cheri Lee said...

I love graffiti.
These pictures are beautiful.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

The graffiti is amazing, really dreamlike. I can't imagine how etheral/spooky it's going to look in the dark..

Mrs Fashion said...

Love graffiti!
Glad you're back...
x

maidofbondstreet said...

have just returned to the world of fashion blogging after a bit of a hiatus - and have remembered just how inspirational yours is! gorgeous photos, looking forward to keeping up a bit better in the future. xx

the unnamed boy said...

hey!! i love your blog.
you are in my link´s list
check out mine.
http://prettyguideofart.blogspot.com
see you

Diana @ So Fash'on said...

they are pretty cool!

Luciã L. said...

Loved the pics, and loved your blog, this difficult to find a good fashin blog this days! Congrats (:

crumbledmaps said...

J'aime Toronto!

negrito said...

I love wall art.. when are you in Paris?

atelier said...

I'd like going to Toronto some day! I think it's an amazing city. I love those graffittis!

Mimi said...

love love this blog xx mimi

Wanderlusting said...

That;s a gorgeous stairway. I should keep my eyes out for this in Vancouver. In fact, there is a beautiful mural of jazz legends painted on a building a block away from me. I guess sometimes when you see something everyday, you forget to really SEE it....

GiGi said...

clearly the most beautiful alley ive ever seen...

Sarah Mendelsohn said...

wow, it's pretty amazing.

TAIDA CELI said...

Why have you stopped blogging?

ava gardner said...

me gusta mucho tu blog!
(i really like your blog!)

beso!
(kiss)

Blue Floppy Hat said...

^what Taida said...hope all is well with you, we wish you'd come back.

Gillian Young said...

the woman in the first photo looks like you!

Anonymous said...

im into graffiti...the work is amazing

K.Line said...

La Femme:

I live quite close to these alleys (in the scheme of things). Are you aware that there's a street festival every summer to highlight the street art? K