CHRIS SHEPHERD

Sketchbook

“the detail that winks”

“the detail that winks” Overview Thirteen, five stanza poems for the city.  Print five photographs—at a 12″ image width or height, with white printed borders

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Object Permanence

Object Permanence around the corner behind a polein a pile of leavesamong some busheswithin a crowdunder the carburied in blanketsafter nightfalldown a wellin another citybelow

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Wandering Summer 2022

Wandering Summer 2022 I carry my camera everywhere I go. I hope someday they make an ultralight version that I can trade my behemoth in

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Book Villa

Book Villa Every weekend when I was young, my brother and I took a bus to visit my grandmother. We did the trip together for

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Unnatural

Unnatural This vacant lot is one of my favourite natural places in the city. You can see how it looked fifteen years ago on Google Maps Streetview.

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Instagram

Instagram I wrote this four days ago.  June 9th. I take my camera everywhere I go, every morning. During the last few weeks, I’ve taken

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Wandering Spring 2022

Wandering Winter 2022 The following are favourites from an ongoing series called Wandering. This particular batch is from the first four months of 2022.  I walk

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Tunnelling

Tunnelling I’ve spent a lot of time in and on the subway.  These are outtakes from various shows that featured New York, Toronto and Montreal

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Lillian Massey

Lillian Massey Building I’ve been obsessed with this place for the better part of fifteen years. This structure was originally built between 1908-1912, as the

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Repetition

Repetition Repetition, or more specifically, revisiting, is a big part of how I process the world. Most of the things I photograph are a result

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Swell

Most of my winter walking was to the lake. The 13km return journey, kept me active, and gave me time to think. I was constantly

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Vacancy

Vacancy I showed images from this ongoing series back in 2008 in the members space of Gallery 44, Toronto. At that time, I called the

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Leaning / Laying

Leaning / Laying I’m drawn to things left leaning or piled. Often this is on construction sites, but I’ve found things inside vacant building or

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This Line

This Line The first large images I ever printed were of water and sky. The horizon. That was about twenty years ago.  I’ve been shooting

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The Black and Whiteness

The Black and Whiteness My work is in colour. That’s how I think and how the world looks to me, so that’s what I shoot.

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Lake Effect

Lake Effect COVID has left an indelible mark on everyone’s life. We’ve been fortunate. My partner and I have stayed healthy and we’ve been able

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Poetry

I’ve always wanted to make poetry without words. So I’ve begun to learn about writing in the hope that it rubs off in my life.

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Misremember

Six years ago a large 5TB RAID backup drive died. I mounted a costly “recovery” project and amidst the work that was rescued—in addition to

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Wandering

Wandering is a continuing meditation on urbanity. I walk the city. It’s my preferred way to get around. I find other transportation too quick and

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Shrouded

Shrouded has been formulating for a long time. Most of the process has been endless thinking. I’m good at the long think. I enjoy it.

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