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Barry Toranto

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Paris, 2008/2013 Photography (single Exposure Window Reflection Printed on Canvas) 14x20 © Barry Toranto
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David and Company, Venice, 2007/2013 Photography (single Exposure Window Reflection Printed on Canvas)h 14x20 © Barry Toranto
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Lights, Chicago, 2012 Photography (single Exposure Window Reflection) 14x20 © Barry Toranto
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Button Tree, 2013 Photography (single Exposure Window Reflection) 17x23 © ©2013 Barry Toranto
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Where's Waldo Revisited, 2012 Photography (single Exposure Window Reflection) 14x20 © ©2012 Barry Toranto
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Looking Through, 2012 Photography (single Exposure Window Reflection) 17x23 © ©2012 Barry Toranto
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I had a Thought, 2012 Photography (single Exposure Window Reflection) 14x20 © Barry Toranto
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from the series "reflections" Barcelona, 2009 Photography 14x23 © 2012 Barry Toranto
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from the series "Reflections" Florence, 2009 Photography 14x23 © ©2012 Barry Toranto
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from the series Reflections, 2009 Photography 14x23 © Barry Toranto
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Art Walk (San Francisco), 2011 Photography 17x23 © Barry Toranto
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Ascend (Chicago), 2012 Photography 14x23 or 23x41 © Barry Toranto
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Inside Outside (Chicago), 2007 Photography 14x23 or 23x41 © Barry Toranto
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will it rain? (Chicago), 2012 Photography 14x23 or 23x41 © Barry Toranto
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Time For A Trip (Chicago), 2012 Photography (single Exposure Window Reflection) 14x24 or 24x41 © Barry Toranto
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Fall (Chicago), 2007 Photography 14x23 © 2010 Barry Toranto
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The Walk (San Francisco), 2011 Photography 14x23 © Barry Toranto
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See Thru (Amsterdam), 2009 Photography 14x23 © 2010 Barry Toranto
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Metropolis (London), 2009 Photography 14x23 © ©2010 Barry Toranto
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Expresso (Barcelona), 2009 Photography 14x23 © 2010 Barry Toranto
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Red Shoe, Blue Shoe (Madrid), 2009 Photography 14x23 © ©2010 Barry Toranto
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Crosstown Traffic, 2012 Photography (single Exposure Window Reflection Printed on Canvas) 20 X 30 © Barry Toranto
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Chinatown, San Francisco, 2007 Photography 14x23 © Barry Toranto
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Emergence (Amsterdam), 2009 Photography 14x23 © 2010 Barry Toranto
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untitled (San Francisco), 2012 Photography 14x23 © Barry Toranto
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Guardian Angel (Florence), 2010 Photography 17x23 © Barry Toranto
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"Acension" show poster, 2014 Photography
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My vision is to capture and express images that both embrace and reach beyond the here and now. Photography is an alchemical process – the subject is the raw material, the gold is an image that expresses universal truth beyond that subject, one that makes us think and remember, and ultimately, see the world in a new and different light.

 

"Reflections"

These Photographs are not created by layering in photoshop, they are created directly by capturing window reflections in contrast to what is on the other side of the glass. Directly capturing reflections from windows, they were not created by layering images with photoshop.

Looking through glass is always surprising. Changing the camera angle changes the reflections; shadows change the way objects show or do not show. Inanimate objects in a window can seem to have personality, as photographs are inanimate and yet arouse feeling. These images sometimes layer and sometimes merge. They evoke our double life: who we are inside and what we become outside.

 

"Bodyscapes"

My goal in this series has been to explore the female form as a reflection of the natural landscape while creating images that are at once representational and abstract.

The ebb and flow of elemental earth and water serve to accentuate and reinforce the archetypal femininity found in nature, it's simplicity and singular beauty.

 

 

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