A collaborative Toronto-based photo project between Chet Tilokani and Nadia Guo. We meet up with strangers in Toronto at a location they choose and take 15 minutes each to photograph these subjects. Each photographer chooses one photo to display in a side by side diptych. Check this project out at www.dirtyquickies.com or on instagram @dirtyquickies
2017 is when I figured out my style and aesthetic as well as a process for shooting. I started figuring out how to embrace colour instead of trying to avoid it and it started to become a signature in my work. I began photographing strangers regularly in Toronto for a project called Dirty Quickies - these reps got me thinking of unique and playful ways to capture people on camera. I started to become fluent with 35mm film and started messing around with medium format but wasn't comfortable enough to do shoots solely on analog yet.
2016 was the first year I started carrying my camera around with me everywhere. This is when I began to figure out my style and really started to understand what kind of things I enjoyed photographing. Instagram became a huge source of inspiration, by having access to endless amounts of galleries and works by talented artists - as well as a source of motivation. I had just gotten into 35mm again but, as a medium, it was a toy for me and not yet a tool.