Portrait of the Photographer

Facing Toronto is a collection of randomly photographed Toronto people: anyone who said yes when I asked to take their photo on the spot. Most of the people I ask do say yes, in fact.


I started taking pictures of strangers several years ago. I’ve always found people inherently interesting, I like to shoot and I like to record the city around me. I use Nikon D750 and D7000 Digital SLR cameras and several lenses: 35mm, 50mm and 85mm primes and a 70-200mm zoom.


When I’m not roving about the city taking street portraits, I photograph the sport of roller derby as one of the Toronto Roller Derby League's official photographers. And recently I published a book of roller derby photos and interviews called Into Battle, which you can check out in the links below. Many people assume I'm a professional photographer, which is flattering but not the case; I make my living as a writer and creative director of advertising.


You can contact me through my main web site at NeilGunner.com.


In the meantime, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the galleries, and I hope you’ll say yes when I ask to take your picture.
Neil Gunner


Here are some links to my other work:
Roller Derby Action on my Flickr page
Into Battle: The Roller Derby Experience in Photos and Interviews
Photography on NeilGunner.com

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