Somewhere in Toronto

Posted by Damon Schreiber (Toronto, Canada) on 31 January 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Ok, this isn't the kind of photo I usually show - it's more of a snapshot than anything else, but it's probably the last opportunity to post it for awhile.

And I didn't even take the picture myself - I asked my wife to take it (and she hates using my camera). So why is it here? Well, I'm just showing off. You see, I conceptualised and designed this poster from start to finish on my computer at work. I took photos and converted them to this comic book style, then laid it all out. And now they're on bus shelters all over the city. I'm pretty pleased with the way they turned out. Of course I have to give credit to the team who brainstormed it with me and the hero (Thanks, Shawn!) who posed. I also must credit Melissa Clifton whose web site has wonderful tutorial on creating comic art from photos. Yes, that's right: I decided to do this project before knowing how I was going to do it. Check it out!

By the way, it's a public service campaign to educate people about public access defibrillators and how to use them. If you're curious, you can see a higher-res version here.

[Dufferin & College, Toronto]

Pentax K10D
1/30 second
F/6.7
ISO 1100
19 mm

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