My name is Shane Fester and I am an artist currently living and working in Toronto. Presently, I am using the Horizon Kompakt panoramic camera. My experience with Lomography has allowed me to capture new and exciting perspectives on my environment. My newest body of work has been greatly influenced by the process of experimentation essential to Lomography. I have experimented by taking pictures at random, ignoring the viewfinder, fast panning, and multiple exposures.
Since Lomography has changed the way take pictures, this project focuses on the different ways I perceive my surroundings. On the streets of Toronto I often retreat to an introverted perception of reality. My ears closed with music, I divert my eyes to the ground to let alone any other people going about their daily business. In a distinctly different manner, my eyes frequently desire to explore the colors, forms and textures of the immense landscape that surrounds me. As I pass by the buildings and trees the landscape blurs into the past, fleeting quickly with each step I take.
This series of panoramic images capture my transitory gaze as I explore the city. My feet symbolize the steps of an eternal traveler exploring the world. The skyward landscapes represent the physical world that we so rapidly overlook and forget.