If you’ve ever spent time aimlessly swiping, poking, and tapping when going through yours Instagram feed, there is a good chance that you have probably come across some stunning photos of Toronto. We’re not talking about blurry, unfocused and ammetuer photos of the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, we are talking about views of the six from sixty stories up. These daring and stunning photos are not photoshopped, they are the works of Jamal Burger, Quincy Williams and Elie Kimbembe, or better known as their Instagram handles @Jayscale, @appalledq and @visionelie.
As the internet becomes more and more of a powerful tool, there are those who simply are in awe of it’s power and reach, and those who are using it to it’s full potential like Burger, Williams and Kimbembe. All three photographers simply started out with an Instagram account and the camera on their iPhone. The trio met each other through the ever popular photo sharing platform and began to roam the streets of Toronto together shooting the city. By leveraging the internet, the three simply honed their photography through the likes of youtube videos and online research on how to be better photographers. When it was time to arm themselves with better equipment, they simply sold sneakers from their personal collection in return for some DSLR’s.
Today, Burger, Williams and Kimbembe are leaders in Toronto for street photography, a booming art form that see like minded individuals capture city landscapes from many different angles by any means necessary. Whether that means roaming the streets in the early hours of morning, or dangling on the rooftops of some of the city’s highest skyscrapers, there are no limits to capture the perfect shot. The trio of street shooters have amassed a loyal following that reaches well beyond the city of Toronto, but still keep it local by capturing stunning photo’s of the city’s skyline either by showcasing the city directly or using Toronto as a backdrop while showcasing some of streetwear most coveted sneakers and apparel.
This is just the beginning for this group of talented self-taught photographers. Judging from their Instagram accounts all three continue to up the ante on the lengths they are willing to go through to capture the perfect frame.